Consumer Classroom Inter-School Competition invites all schools in Europe to work together for innovation in education | SIVECO Romania

Consumer Classroom Inter-School Competition invites all schools in Europe to work together for innovation in education

Monday, March 16, 2015

Consumer Classroom, a project supported by the European Commission, was developed by a consortium that includes SIVECO Romania, under a framework contract concluded with the DG for Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency

Consumer Classroom launches its third annual Inter-school Competition, opened to all secondary school students across the European Union who aim to demonstrate their creativity, intelligence and innovative spirit.

The competition encourages 12-18 year old students to create joint projects on the theme of “young people uses Digital Content”, aiming to empower them to create and share digital resources such as interactive lesson, website pages, a videos or role-plays.

"Consumer Classroom portal was developed in line with one of the top priorities of the Digital Agenda for Europe (a Europe 2020 Initiative) towards a Digital Content Single Market. The project aims to empower the key target audience – secondary teachers and students, through promoting online consumers education, improving the awareness of teenagers and offering a common platform for collaboration about consumer topics across EU. SIVECO Romania contributes essentially to the success of this project, by managing to deploy the latest technologies and educational trends for the benefit of the entire European society”, says Pauline Doria, Project Manager within Expertise France - the consortium leader.

The competition runs on the premise that, nowadays, digital content is everywhere: students can access online games, music, movies or digital books. As a result, investigating their protection while accessing and purchasing digital content, is essential and provides topics for the competition, such as the protection of personal data, the consequences of legal and illegal use of digital content or vulnerability of young consumers.

The grand prize consists in a two-day trip to Brussels, for the project team to visit the main EU institutions.

Please see the whole pitch of the competition: http://www.consumerclassroom.eu/content/inter-school-competition-2015.

The Consumer Classroom portal was developed under a framework contract concluded with the DG for Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency, by a consortium led by Expertise France, which includes SIVECO Romania, Dara (Ireland) and Laimomo (Italy).

The portal brings together an online community of teachers and provides an extensive library of educational resources in the European Union on consumer education, which helps secondary school teachers to create and distribute multimedia lessons to students and teachers and to collaborate with other teachers across EU.

Starting 2009, SIVECO Romania constantly develops projects for European Union institutions, collaborating so far in 20 project with the European Commission, one of the most stable and most demanding beneficiaries.

In 2014, SIVECO was the only Romanian company selected to provide IT services to the European Commission for a period of four years under the framework contract ESP-DESIS III - the largest IT contract of the Commission. Services are provided to all Directorates General of the European Commission and to a number of agencies of the Commission based in Brussels, Luxembourg and Ispra, and includes software development, analysis and design, technical support and training in the use of computer systems.

Among the European institutions, beneficiaries of SIVECO projects, one can mention the Publications Office, the European Aviation Safety Agency, the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers, the DG for Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency, Eurostat - European Union's Institute for Statistics, EuropeAid Cooperation Office and European Investment Bank. The services provided by SIVECO includes the development of financial systems, document and content management, administrative applications, geographical information systems (GIS), web portals and eLearning systems.