“Learning EU at School: e-Book II “ Project nearly completed


Istanbul Bilgi University’s European İnstitute developed the “ Digital EU: An e-book for Primary and High Schools in Turkey” in 2012 aiming to help develope a sense of European citizenship based on understanding and respect for human rights and democracy, and to encourage tolerance and respect for other peoples and cultures among young people. The e-book was also a response to the need of IT based learning materials for teachers and students.


In 2014 the project team (Bilgi’s European İnstitute, İstanbul Directorate General for National Education, Teachers Academy Foundation-ÖRAV-, and Beyoğlu Municipality’s Youth Centre)  obtained a further grant from EU’s Jean Monnet Learning EU at School programme in order to improve the content, methodology, design and add new visual materials to  the the e-book produced in 2012. Based on feedbacks from pilot workshops with high school students and teachers 5 new animation videos based on scribing technique, an interactive game, simplified language and an accompanying Teachers Guide are only some of the novelties that have gone into the E Book II.

The e-book II will be available for computers, tablets and androids and also accessible freely from internet for all.

The “Learning EU at School:e-book II “ project will end with a final event to be held on 24th September 2014 at İstanbul Bilgi University where the impact of the project and the pilot version of the e-book II will be presented. High School students and teachers will also have the opportunity to test the the results of the project to which they all contributed.


Ayhan Kaya

İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi

Eski Silahtarağa Elektrik Santralı

Kazım Karabekir Cad. No: 2/13

34060 Eyüp İstanbul


For further information please contact asli.aydin@bilgi.edu.tr