It is paramount to underline that the EU is based on common values. They form the fabric of the Union binding countries, communities and people together, as outlined in Article 2 of the Treaty of Lisbon. Education plays the most important role in preserving the values of our European family for generations ahead. Human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities, are values which are shared by EU Member States. Value education and inclusion in schools provide for character and personality development and a more effective citizenship education for teachers and students as well as the whole community, we aim to address the needs specified by the teachers in a broad and complete manner and to strength Inclusive and high quality education and training to develop and implement innovative methods and practices to foster inclusive education and promote common values by training, coaching and guiding teachers.To achieve this, VALID will provide teachers
1) An Open Online Course to provide teachers with the competencies and tools they need to make Common Values a part of their teaching.
2) A teacher community to share good practices to train, coach and guide to strengthen inclusive and high quality education in European Schools grounded on Common European Values.