Transferability and Impact
Transferability: the MOOC will offer micro-learning units for teachers and students that can be accessed by anyone with the interest in the topic. Recent influx of migrants into Europe resulted in a majority of European HEIs that now have student population who either personally or through family are excluded from broader civic or political membership in some way.
Impact: Most HEIs are still-notably lacking in requirements that focus directly on issues of contemporary European civic life and democracy: the central role of information and the mass media, the possible causes of declining civic engagement and declining trust in government, and so on. By offering this civic education learning opportunity for both students and teachers, we expect to raise their interest in civic engagement and initiate discussion on the necessity of community service student-projects for building resilient societies.