About the Project

COSMUS – Community School Museums, European project 2018-1-PT01-KA201-047472 (Horizon 2020 Program, ERASMUS +, European Union), seeks to value European cultural heritage as a central element of diversity and intercultural dialogue. The project aims to establish strategic and virtuous interactions and promoting intercultural dialogue, in the school and community contexts, with a sense of inclusion and participation.

  • Project Management
  • Project and Goal
  • Timetable and RoadMap
  • Conceptual Model
  • Outcomes

Project Management

Externato Frei Luís de Sousa will be responsible for the whole project management and will be supported by a designated team in each partner. The logical succession of the activities determined the accomplishment of a detailed methodology to consider our project in chapters: management, implementation, acquisitions, dissemination and sustainability.

The management activity will operate along the whole duration of our project, and the management team will have clear tasks, as they are stated in the job description commonly agreed in our first internal meeting. Each partner will have a team comprising: the coordinator, the person responsible for dissemination, monitoring and evaluation, 1 financial expert, the project activities organizer (the person who will plan, organize and implement the activities, including those of involving the students, in school partners case), the person in charge with control and assessment or the reports writer. Before and after each activity there will be thorough meetings of the management team, in order to check to the minor details, then to evaluate the activity in retrospective. Otherwise, the local project teams will meet once a month, to check the pace of the project implementation and to add new minor activities. The person in charge with the organization of activities will make a detailed plan of the project activities, will deal with the general actions and also with the minor details that will ensure the success of the activity. Prior the activity, he/she will collaborate with the person in charge with the dissemination and the financial expert and after it, he/she will collaborate with the person in charge with monitoring and evaluation. The documents that he/she will deliver at the completion of the activity, are: the planning of the activity, its agenda, excerpts of media, the list of attendance, the minutes, the evaluation questionnaires, the model of diploma or certificates used for those who attended it. In school partners, the person in charge with the students’ activities will have the task to explain to the students their role in the activity in detail and will guide their performance, will monitor their attendance, will make sure that the students’ activities respect the deadlines. He/she will keep in touch with the students’ parents and will ensure the fluency of a good communication between the students of the school and the students of the partner schools. He will technically work with the person in charge with the management. The local person in charge with monitoring and evaluation will cooperate with the partner responsible for the evaluation a quality control of the project. The person in charge with the financial part of the project will check together with the coordinator the eligibility of the expenses on the basis of the project application as it will have been contracted and stated in the Erasmus + Guide. He/she will match each expense into the right category and will deal with the documentation needed for the bank, payrolls, book keeping).

Associação Almada Mundo will be responsible for the dissemination and will elaborate a plan for dissemination, promote the activities and the project according to the plan and also at any opportunity will rise on the way and will elaborate the final report of dissemination with the contribution of every partners.

Project and Goal

Changing the world requires one step at a time. The COSMUS project is the first step in this process, by way of teaching the participants knowledge of diverse cultures and an understanding of how to live together, in a perspective of global citizenship. The main objectives are: • To develop strategies of social integration, intercultural understanding, a sense of belonging and of valuing people. These strategies are achieved in the contexts of school, community and the city. • To promote formal and non-formal learning processes through transference of skills, digital literacy, ICT and multimedia, as well as communication in both native and foreign languages. • Promoting the capacity for social and civic responsibility and entrepreneurship in cultural, aesthetic and artistic environments. • To satisfy the needs of training and learning of teachers and pupils in a meaningful way and at the level where there is flexibility in the approach of the application of the curriculum. This is achieved through collaborative work, as a team or independently, by sharing and building knowledge responsibly as well as through a logic of innovation, creativity and problem solving.


The project will be developed using designed methodologies, interdisciplinary innovative sustainable development, team-based work, research-action and reflection processes.   Flexible approaches to the complexity of themes and problems will be established through communities of learning and practice, knowledge building, critical sense and the involvement and participation of the educational community.   Reference activities earmarked for this project include, competitions, content production, intellectual outputs, training and learning, a festival, exhibitions, transnational meetings and a multiplier event.   From these activities we expect to obtain several results, tangible and intangible, that will last long after the project’s completion.   Some of those tangible results are specific in content such as, Tales, songs, poetry, life reports, films, chronicles etc., and are developed within the framework of the dynamics of the Community museums of European partners along with a toolkit to build a community museum in schools or a collaboration with other school museums, an e-book with detailed description of the project and an interactive digital platform.

Activity Responsible Start day End day Results
Toolkit – Digital Handbook “How to build a Community School Museum?” Instituto Piaget with Almada Mundo, Meraki e EFLS 02-04-2019 28-05-2021 Interactive Resource
E-book-Knowledge and education “COSMUS in school, community and diversity” Instituto Piaget with Almada Mundo and Meraki 04-05-2019 28-05-2021 Interactive Resource
Intercultural education in museums, schools and communities – an integrated vision Instituto Piaget, EFLS, AMAI, other partners 03-03-2019 31-05-2019 Book – state of art
Welcome Brochure – Welcome to the COSMUS project EFLS 01-01-2019 28-02-2019 physical and digital brochure

Project Activities

  • A1 – Contest for choosing the logo of the project
  • A2 – Creating a collaborative and interactive digital platform
  • A3 – Monitoring and evaluation activities
  • A4 – Comunication and dissemination activities
  • A5 – Construction of a Community School Museum
  • A6 – Construction of the Magic map
  • A7 – Exhibition: Cities and Diversities
  • C1 – staff learning act – Portugal
  • C2 – staff learning act – Spain
  • C4 – SP-SCHOOL-EXCH – Poland
  • C5 – SP-SCHOOL-EXCH – Italy E1 – Multiplier Event – Portugal
  • M1 – Kick off meeting – Turkey
  • M2 – 2nd meeting – Greece
  • M3 – 3rd meeting – Romania
  • M4 – 4th meeting – Portugal