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“Stand Up to Start Up” is based on a need analysis applied to the teams of teachers and students of all the partners. All the partners agreed that an international project about social involvement would make a valuable contribution to students, teachers and communities.The present partnership has as main aim to develop the involvement spirit of our students making them aware of the social issues from everyday life and current affairs.Our project is based on four main objectives:1. Develop the social consciousness spirit2. Generate social value and social change3. Promote the cultural heritage4. Boost skills of the 21st century(ICT and foreign languages).There are 4 countries and 4 institutions involved in the partnership. The partner institutions are from Spain, Poland, Greece and Romania. Students (12-15 years old) will be the main actors of the partnership being in the centre of all stages under the constant supervision of teachers. The project is meant to stimulate creativity, sense of initiative, responsibility, innovation, as well as organizational skills to achieve objectives. Social involvement should be seen as a mindset needed in day-to-day life both at home and in society. The total number of students that will benefit directly and indirectly of such a project is of approximately 1.800. There will be teams of teachers from different areas like English, French, Civics, Math, ICT, and Economics. Approximately 70 teachers will be indirectly affected. In each team of teachers the head teachers will directly get involved in the project. Families of the students that will directly participate at the partnership will also take part in the project’s activities. They will attend local activities and they will introduce the host country’s culture. Approximately 50 families will be involved. The local community (cultural institutions, municipalities, local libraries) will be also involved helping to disseminate the project’s results. Approximately 900 people will beneficiate indirectly.The activities of the present partnership will encourage students to make a difference in their communities by developing responsibility and the civic spirit. In a world of rapid change we need equip the young generation with practical information about how to become social activist and to cultivate sympathetic attitudes and behaviours. Students will better understand the importance and necessity of being a social activist as well as the impact they can have on society. The students will work together to find solutions for social problems of their local communities and they will have the opportunity to observe what is needed to be done. On a practical level students will also understand that there are usually different viable solutions to an issue. Exposing students to an effective intercultural education, they will have the chance to identify differences and similarities among the partners. In the same time they will be more open- minded and they will be able to fight against racism and ethnic stereotypes. There will be organized workshops related to learning skills (critical thinking, collaborating, communicating), literacy skills (ICT literacy), and life skills focusing on flexibility, initiative, productivity and leadership. The impact on participants’ attitude, knowledge and skills will be considerable as the activities and products will be the result of a mutual engagement of students and teachers. The tangible results of the project will be presented on the website of the project. The project will impact multicultural and cross-curricular education at a local, national and international level.