EUtopia: our European dream city

The project is proposed as an example of how school cooperation may foster European active citizenship in the framework of the European Year of Active Citizenship 2013. The students are encouraged to envisage and design their shared European utopia, the participating by studying several models of utopian societies from different domains (Philosophy, Literature, Art etc) such as Plato’s Politeia, Tomas Moore’s Utopia and Tomasso Campanella’s City of the Sun among many others. Besides, it is recommended that students are acquainted with the well-known dystopias (negative visions of future cities) of Aldus Huxley, ‘Brave New World’ and George Orwell’s ‘1984’. Last, students could carry out research into the modern trends in city development (utopian cities, ideal cities, educational cities, cities for children and slow cities)