1 day.
  • AM - Welcome ceremony, introduction of programme. Tree of Expectations, House rules, getting into team.

  • PM - What is animal welfare (animal’s needs, five freedoms, use of animals, suffering of animals).

  • 2 day.
  • AM - How does the teaching of animal welfare and humane attitudes fit into school education? Importance of animal welfare education to animal, people and to the environment.

  • PM - Animal welfare education (targets, methods, animals in the school).

  • 3 day.
  • AM- EU Animal Welfare policy and legislation. History: past, presence and future.

  • PM - Global perspectives on animal welfare education. Examples of best practice.

  • 4 day.
  • AM - Methodologies to teaching animal welfare.

  • PM - Companion Animals and the Development of Empath. Anthropomorphism.

  • 5 day.
  • AM - Animal-friendly educational establishment.

  • PM - Animal welfare education lessons.

  • 6 day.
  • Day off.

  • 7 day.
  • AM/PM - Examples of animal welfare education lessons

  • 8 day
  • AM - Simulation exercise ‘Factory of Ideas’.

  • PM - Analytical session: development of educational resources.

  • 9 day.
  • AM - Capacity Building: Analytical session.

  • PM - Official closing ceremony.

  • Animal Welfare in the classroom

      Animal welfare is of increasing concern in contemporary society. There are a lot of things that affect our planet and environment around us in a bad way, but the good thing is that everyone can help to reduce them and do their bit for the environment. Children and young people are the key figures for a better future of animals.

      All relevant studies and action plans of the European Union emphasise the need for a broader education and the creation of awareness in the public on existing animal protection problems.
      Assuming responsibilities which result in an improvement of people-animal relations is especially durable if knowledge is transferred to children.

      The educational system offers children the possibility to develop capacities to understand their living environments, to react and to take a position in different situations, to develop principles and responsibilities, and to become sensitive and empathic.

      One key person in this process during an individual’s school years is the teacher who guides the children and supervises their process of thinking and knowledge.

      The objectives of the training are:

    • • To increase awareness of EU Strategy on the Welfare and Protection of Animals.

    • • To increase awareness of animal welfare education.

    • • To develop competences of the participants to integrate animal welfare into education through exploring methodology, curriculum opportunities and extra-curriculum activities.

    • • To demonstrate to the participants the best way to introduce animal welfare into the classroom.

    • • To foster innovation and quality improvement in animal welfare education.

    • Learning outcomes:

    • • Improved competences, linked to the participants’ professional profiles:

    • • Increased English language skills.

    • • Increased awareness of animal welfare.

    • • Increased knowledge of theoretical and practical approaches in animal welfare education.

    • • Increased analytical skills.

    • • Increased creativity and motivation.

    • Broader understanding of practices, policies and systems:

    • • Increased awareness of EU Strategy and legislation on the Welfare and Protection of Animals

    • Better quality of the work through increased knowledge of new methods and approaches, used in animal welfare education, and ability to implement them in practice greater understanding of responsibility of educational staff increased motivation and creativity in daily work

      Methods used:
      Combination of methodology sessions, case studies, practical activities in the field and visits to local schools.

      How to Apply?

      POSSIBLE Source of FUNDING
      Erasmus+ Mobility project for school education staff under Key Action 1 (staff training) follow the link here: Opportunities for staff

      Who can take part?
      Staff in charge of school education(teaching and non-teaching, including school managers, heads, etc.), working in the sending school(s)as well as other educational staff (school inspectors, school counsellors, pedagogical advisors, phychologists, etc.) involved in the strategic development of the sending school(s).

      Eligible countries:
      All EU countries and former Yugoslav, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Republic of Macedonia, Norway, Turkey and Iceland).

      When & How to apply:
      Applicants (any organisation working in adult education field) have to submit their grant application by
      2 February at 12:00 (midday Brussels time).

      Please, do not hesitate to contact us if your school would like to take part in the proposed trainings. Send your express of interest email to:

      Dates of the training:
      To be confirmed (Flexible)