EUCUNET Charter.pdf

A Children's University means

  •     Encouraging children to be curious and to think critically – the mainsprings of research and science
  •     Communicating to them the idea of universities and providing insights into academic culture as well as their role in the society at large
  •     Working with young people in such a way as to help universities to be more responsive and open
  •     Making encounters between children and “the university” (as a community of academic staff and students) possible
  •     Enthralling them with diverse scientific fields (from humanities, to social sciences and natural sciences) and with diverse scientific methods unbiased by commercial interest
  •     Giving young people an understanding of their future educational choice and options

 A Children’s University is based on the aims of

  •     Providing access for all children without boundaries and on a voluntary basis
  •     Involving and providing benefit for children from disadvantaged groups (including barriers caused by social or economic, impairment, language or gender)
  •     Providing an atmosphere of respect without pressure to perform
  •     contributing to the enhancement of universities as concerning organizational, didactical and research development
European Children's Universities Network - EUCU.NET
c/o Vienna University Children's Office
Lammgasse 8/8 1080 Vienna / Austria
T: +43/1/4277-2-4277
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