Project Type: Erasmus+
The recent economic crisis has surfaced problems related to Europe’s economic model. On one hand, the EU has lifted a non-negotiable banner through its Europe 2020 strategy calling for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, and on the other hand, there is a questionable economic model to base it on. Drastic action must be taken to change the current situation.
A popular proverb says “A fish rots from the head down”, meaning that when a state fails, it is the leadership that is the root cause. Leadership seems to be a possible cause of Europe’s ill faded economy. Education is called to establish the foundation for the development of a new type of leadership to take the responsibility of the new European economies. But effective leaders do not grow on trees. We need to look into our education systems to draw some pure talents.
Gifted education has been the source for prominent and valuable human resources. The idea is still good; the only difference is that Europe is in need of a new recipe in order to hatch the right leaders of tomorrow.
Breed2Lead is a project focused on a new breed of leaders found in gifted education. The need for a new generation of leaders who will satisfy a new set of criteria and have specific leadership characteristics will result to the formation of a methodology that will assist primary education teachers identify, assess and develop such talents. The objectives of the project are to:
– Establish a new definition for leadership which will give the European economy back its lost competitiveness;
– Form a specialised methodology to identify, assess and develop gifted leaders in primary education and create a nurturing environment for them to reach their full potential;
– Enrich any existing gifted education practices;
– Develop a specialised training plan and didactic material to train teachers giving them a holistic approach to develop the gift of leadership of pupils with some natural leadership charisma
Project Duration: 2017-2019
Exponential Training & Assessment- United Kingdom
Dekaplus Business Services Ltd– Cyprus
BEST Institute– Austria
Trebag Ltd.- Hungary
STP Consulting– Spain
University of Thessaly– Greece
University of Nicosia– Cyprus