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In the beginning of July, a group of Georgian rural tourism entrepreneurs visited Estonia in the framework of JTI development cooperation project “Supporting the economic development of Georgian rural areas”. There were several meetings and visits to see Estonian good practices in South-Estonia and Läänemaa. Photos are taken at meetings in Georgian Embassy in Tallinnand at a meeting with the mayor of Haapsalu at FraMare Haapsalu Spa. The project is financed by Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the funds of development cooperation and humanitarian aid. 

 

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Project CURE final seminar

The final seminar of Erasmus+ project CURE was held on 23. - 27. June in Tel-Aviv, although the activities of the project will be carried out until March 2020. JTI Civic Education Centre was one of the European partners that participated in the project. Participants of CURE seminar had also a chance to take part in the MOFET Institute's 7-th international conference "The Story of Innovation in Teacher Education".


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Focus group discussion

On April 25, 2019 in the premises of Open Estonia Foundation, as a part of the project of modernization of the social sciences syllabus guided by the JTI Civic Education Center, took place a discussion with the focus group of students. During the discussion and following group work, the students gave an additional assessment and expressed their wishes related to the earlier written survey for the modernization of the subject of social science. ed to the earlier written survey for the modernization of the subject of social science.

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In April 2019, JTI development cooperation project "Supporting the economic development of Georgian rural areas" continued in Georgia with expert-seminars in project regions: Pankisi, Akhalakalaki and Khulo. Most active participants will visit Estonia in the summer for a study-tour, introducing best practices in Estonia. 

     

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Visitor from Indiana University

Head of Jaan Tõnisson Institute Civic EDucation Centre Sulev Valdmaa met on March 11 and 15 in Tallinn with professor Terrence C. Mason From Indiana University School of Education. JTI and Indiana University School of Education have long-lasting connections in developing of Civic Education in the Baltic States. Professon Mason visits in March 2019 Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia in connection of his research concerning progress and status of Civic Education in the Baltic States. During the meetings in Tallinn the issues of ongoing in JTI modernisation of Civics Subject was discussed.

 

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Modernising Syllabus for Compulsory School Civics subject

Mandatory course of Civics in the Estonian compulsory school curriculum is at large very similar to the first version of the subject developed soon after Estonia's gaining independence after the collapse of Soviet power.  JTI Civic Education, relying on our long-lasting experiences in the field, deals in 2019 with the modernisation of Civics syllabus gathering from teachers, students and experts information and opinions concerning the content and teaching practices of the subject. The data will be analysed.

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Supporting Economic Development in Georgian Rural Areas

JTI and GFSIS are currently cooperating a fourth joint-project in Georgia "Supporting the economic development in Georgian rural areas". The objective of theongoing project is to decrease the socioeconomic disparities between Georgian regions and to increase their welfare.

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Overview of the History of the Jaan Tõnisson Institue 

Jaan Tõnisson Institute celebrated Jaan Tõnisson's 150th birth anniversary in 2018 by issuing a book about the history of the Institute. The book presents an overview of the activities of one of the first-established Estonian non-governmental organisations that has been established in April 1991 during the turbulant period of restoration of Estonia's independence and operating since this time continously. The book resumes the history of JTI from the very first days up to summer 2018 providing on overview of the areas and concrete projects that the Institute has been dealing with for more than quarter of century period. The Centres where the work has been done are described and the people who have been working for JTI are listed. The quarter-of-thousand pages book contains photos, documents and tables with different data. Presentation of the book took place on December 7 2018 in Vana-Viru street in Tallin, in the same building where the Institute was "born". 

      

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