aces - Dialogue and cooperation of young people in Central Europe
aces offers opportunities for young people from Central and South Eastern Europe to develop friendship across borders and to take part actively in international school projects.
aces was founded in 2006 by ERSTE Foundation in cooperation with Interkulturelles Zentrum (Vienna, Austria). In 2009, VČELÍ DOM (Bratislava, Slovak Republic) joined in the partnership. The aces school network seeks to enhance the active partici- pation of young people and teachers in exchange processes and international cooperation.
The partner countries
Aces offers opportunities for young people from Central and South Eastern Europe to develop friendship across borders and to take part actively in international school projects.
The programme supports the establishment of a Central European network of schools. The aim is to foster dialogue and cooperation of young people and to create a sustainable network of shared knowledge, mutual learning and innovation.
With a yearly contest for school partnership projects aces encourages pupils and teachers to engage in intercultural exchange. The participants of the fifteen partner countries work jointly on topics of common interest and can develop new perspectives on the regional and European level. The topic of the aces cycle 2012/13 is "Reality Check - How we perceive and construct the world through media".
aces is an initiative of ERSTE Foundation and is coordinated by Interkulturelles Zentrum in cooperation with VČELÍ DOM. Furthermore, the initiative is supported by the Ministries in charge of Education of all 15 participating countries.