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Final conference of the EU Comenius Regio project EASIER

'Facing the Great War EASIER' (Educational Adaptive Script for Interactive Exchange on Remembrance)

Brugges, 29th April

Within the scope of the EASIER project, partners from Kent (UK) and West Flanders (Belgium) have developed a script and guide for secondary school teachers planning cross border exchanges on the theme of WWI.  

To do this the partners have not only called upon teachers and schools, but also drawn on the expertise of educational  advisors, the heritage sector, museums, the province of West Flanders and the University of Kent. They have used innovative didactic tools and actively involved students.
The final product is a useful guide for teachers for excursions to/projects between West Flanders and Kent.

A conference is taking place in Brugges on 29th April to launch the guide.  Kent County Council have organised free coach travel to and from the event with pick up points in Gravesend, Maidstone and Folkestone and is offering places to Kent heritage organisations related to / with a keen focus on the First World War. 


12.00 Registration and lunch

13.15 Welcome

13.30 Key note speeches by:

  • Annelies Beck, VRT journalist:  “Belgian refugees in WWI - a personal story”
  • Mark Connelly, Professor of Modern British History, University of Kent:   "Rebuilding Ieper/Ypres: the people come home"

14.20 Coffee break

14.30 Presentations 

  • Results and tools developed in the Easier project
  • Testimonials of the teachers involved in the project

15.30 Networking & speed dating: 

Learn more about the educational offer on WWI of the educational services  of museums in Kent and West-Flanders during a networking moment or take part in the speed dating between teachers of British and Flemish secondary schools.

The whole conference will be in English.

The conference is free, but with limited seating, so registration is required. Please confirm your participation by Tuesday 21st of April 2015.

Once you have confirmed your place, organisations should contact Sean Carter at Kent County Council so that coach places and pick-up points can be confirmed.

Register here

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