The project NEStOR- “Networked European School Web Radio” with the coordination, The Scientific Society “European School Radio, The First Student Radio” (http://esradiosociety.eu coordinates parthnership of “Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus” (http://www.cti.gr/) in Greece, the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute (http://www.pi.ac.cy/pi/index.php?lang=en), the University of Aallborg in Denmark (http://www.en.aau.dk/) and the Veneto District Education Office of the Ministry of Education, University and Research of Italy. Meanwhile, partners participating in this work are: Gymnasium Aglantzia (Cyprus), Experimental High School, University of Macedonia (Greece) and Kaunas district Garliava Juozas Luksa High School (Lithuania). This action is part of the European ERASMUS+ program (Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices) and has been approved with funding around € 171,000. The European project is provided with a two-year implementation period: September 2016- August 2018.
The NEStOR project will highlight the European dimension of the existing “European School Radio” ( http://europeanschoolradio.eu ), which has been operating in Greece for the last six years with great success. The aim of the program is to create a flexible, multilingual, modern and attractive medium, a Web Radio, through which transnational educational cooperation across Europe will be facilitated. In order to support this, important studies will be carried out on the European education policy dimension, the pedagogics and also the need to foster media literacy to schools. It will provide a Web Radio, safe and user friendly even for students with special educational needs; it will be enriched with interdisciplinary teaching materials for school education at a European level; it will be integrated in modern educational requirements. The project will provide the educational community with the necessary tools for the cultivation of communication skills, participation of every European learner to a public radio program and the exchange and dissemination of cultural elements through the Student Radio.
At the same time, the practicality of the Student Radio service will be combined with its use as a complete pedagogical tool in the hands of the educational community, to facilitate the integration of digital media in the modern educational process. Primary and secondary school teachers who will participate in the project will be trained in the field of media literacy. Particularly in the Student Radio they will be invited to form joint training scenarios across a wide variety of disciplines, to achieve the realization of these practices in the school environment and then evaluate the process along with members of the educational community and partner-institution of education. The Student WebRadio addresses students and teachers without any discrimination, with emphasis on the promotion of creativity and innovation and the relationship between the media and education, creating prospects for their educational and professional future.