CREARTE - An EU Project CREARTE, Creative school Partnerships with Visual Artists,  is a project for experimenting pedagogies based on contemporary art practices in primary schools. The project  has been co-funded with support from the European Commission ( 2015-1-PT01-KA201-012989),  started in 01/09/2015 and will finish by  31/08/2017. Crearte   integrates the following partners:Faculty of Fine Arts – University of Porto, Portugal; Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Cyprus; Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus; University of Jaen, Spain; Stichting the European Regional Council of INSEA ( International Society for Education Through Art ) – international NGO; Goldsmiths’ College, UK and BUFF Film Festival, Sweden.         Images and identity- An Eu ProjectImages and identity ( 142345 LLP-1-2008-1-UK- COMENIUS-CMP) The project linked the disciplines of Art and Citizenship education, using digital technology as a means of expression and communication across Europe. It explored ways in which discussion and production of visual images pertaining to identity can contribute to Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC). The link between art and citizenship education has not previously been investigated in the European context and this is a new area of curriculum development and research. The project trained teachers and teaching assistants in digital imaging processes, platforms and techniques as a medium of cross national communication. Throughout the project, the photo-sharing website Flickr and the virtual learning platform StudyZone (which has now changed to Moodle) were systematically employed to document the action in each country and facilitate sharing of information, visual resources and evaluation.             ENHANCEMENT OF RUSSIAN CREATIVE EDUCATION: NEW MASTER PROGRAM IN DIGITAL ARTS IN LINE WITH EU STANDARDS  Te aim  of project is to  enhance the quality of RU higher education in creative design by harmonizing the RU Master Programs in Digital Arts (DA) with the EU Master Programs and by strengthening links with business and provide students of 9 Russian Universities with the opportunity to study the Double Degree EU-RU Master Program in Digital Arts both in the Russian and EU Universities. The project is in line with the principles of the Bologna process which aims at creating an European Area for Higher Education through a common new degree system, a European dimension to quality assurance and the recognition of degrees and study periods abroad. Project wider objective is to improve Russian education in Digital Arts and provide mutual degree recognition through development and introduction the Double Degree Master Program. Project specific objective is to develop business oriented MS course in Digital Arts, to harmonize RU Master Programs in direction "Digital Arts" with the EU Master Programs in Digital/Multimedia Arts .The main target group that benefit from the project is students of RU Universities participated in the project who studies in the field “Digital Arts". The second group of the project beneficiaries consists of RU University academic staff involved into the project, and enterprises and companies in demand of DA graduates.In the project INSEA plays a role of non-academic EU partner connecting EU & RU universities with business as well as increase the effectiveness of dissemination of the project’ results in RU & EU via INSEA resources ( see here the Report of the InSEA delegate in the Saransk meeting ,  November 2014).      Hexagon Project X  European Framework of Reference for Visual LiteracyEuropäischer Referenzrahmen für Visual LiteracyA group of European specialists of didactics, curriculum developers, teacher trainers and scientists in the field of the school subjects Arts, Design, Art Education, Visual Communication (since 2010 organized in the European Network of Visual Literacy – ENViL) has been working since 2013 on the project CEFR_VL  (acronym for European Framework of Reference for Visual Literacy). The European Union supports this project under the Lifelong Learning Programme in 2014 and 2015.The project focuses on visual skills that learners can acquire in the classroom or in non-formal settings. We define these competencies as the interplay of knowledge, skills and attitudes. They enable the learner to resolve domain-specific tasks and problems of everyday life in the field of visual communication (e.g. the understanding of works of art or of media images, the design of objects, sketches or visualisations). The members of the consortium will submit the results on this basis in the spring 2016. The informal European Network for Visual Literacy (ENViL) was founded in 2010 and consists of more than 60 members from eleven European countries. All members conduct research in the field of art education. The steering group comes from The Netherlands, Austria, Hungary and Germany. The network works closely together with InSEA.        Art Lunch Project This Project was a part of a comparative study of cultural differences reflected in the interpretations of the common lesson theme among teachers in different countries. Art educators; art specialists and classroom teachers from eight countries participated in this project during 2006/7. The research project was developed in Japan by Kinichi Fukumoto, professor of Dept. of Arts Education, Hyogo University of Teacher Education. The common lesson theme: “Creating Imaginative Lunch for a Foreign Friend” was implemented by art teachers in basic schools (primary and middle) in the following countries: Finland; Germany; Slovenia; Denmark; Japan; Philippines; Portugal and Turkey.        Frequencies The project, created 3 years ago by Colombian artist Oscar Murillo aims to record the creative expressions of children on the cusp of growing into young adults. The project's idea essentially is the following: children all over the world in schools all over the world scribble, doodle and draw on their desks/notebooks every day. But all of this spontaneous creativity is lost every time the desk is cleaned. Frequencies wants to record that world-wide spontaneous creativity, by covering with canvas the desks of thousands of children (age 10 to 16) in schools of dozens of different countries all over the world, and leaving the canvases there for six months before collecting them all again. See more at:       Eksperimenta! Eksperimenta! 2017 www.eksperimenta.netEksperimenta! (hereinafter E!) is an art festival for young people to support the critical and creative thinking in society through the integration of contemporary art and education. The project brings together youth from 10 countries to exchange ideas and to offer them an experience of a professional international art event. The main topic of E! is “Art & economy” to analyse the current world economic situation by the means of contemporary art. The outcome of the project is a triennial exhibition held in Tallinn