Ongoing projects

Digital Transformation in Adult Learning for Active Citizenship

Time: 2019 - 2022

The Erasmus + three-year project DIGIT-AL deals with analyzing and adapting digital learning opportunities for active citizenship education for adults. The project is led by the Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungstätten (AdB e.V.) and in addition to the Jaan Tõnisson Institute, partners from Latvia, Portugal and Bulgaria participate. Several seminars and other learning events will be organized during the project. As a result, written material on digital opportunities in active citizenship education for adults will be produced.


Development of compulsory school social science subjec (Civics)

Time: 2019

Jaan Tõnisson Institute has been involved in the development and advancement of a social science (Civics) subject in Estonia since the restoration of independence. By now, the need for cardinal alteration of this compulsory subjest at Esonian schools has become evident. During 2019, the Civic Education Center analyzes current practices in the implementation of the curriculum of social science (Civics) in the National Curriculum and, in cooperation with Estonian and foreign partners, develops recommendations for teachers enabling modernization of subjectteaching.


Supporting the economic development of Georgian rural areas

Time: 2018 - 2019

The objective of the ongoing project is to decrease the socioeconomic disparities between Georgian regions and to increase their welfare. In order to achieve the objective, the touristic potential of Mountainous Ajaria, Javakheti and Kakhetia will be enhanced through developing region-specific / cross-region tourism products and routes (including in specific branches of tourism) and through increasing the capacity and capability of tourism entrepreneurs in the regions.

The project is financed by Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the funds of development cooperation and humanitarian aid.


Curriculum Reform for Promoting Civic Education and Democratic Principles in Israel and in Georgia (CURE)

Year: 2016-2020

JTI Civic Education Centre participates in four-years lasting (2016 – 2020) Erasmus+ project “Curriculum Reform for Promoting Civic Education and Democratic Principles in Israel and in Georgia” (CURE). CURE is a multi-faceted program for curricular reform that aims to improve the level of curriculum for Civic Education and Principles of Democracy in teacher-training programs in Israel and in  Georgia through: developing new courses, faculty training workshops, student leadership training, student activities, establishing Civic education clubs/centers at CURE's Israeli and Georgian universities and colleges and in schools where students practice teach.