The Rubens Project is an innovative project of European cultural school trips. It offers an itinerary of cultural and artistic visits and workshops for schools (French schools in France and of the AEFE – Agency for French education abroad – and Belgian and European schools).
Europe: the beating heart of the Rubens Project
The Rubens Project – which is multidisciplinary, modular and multilingual – aims to approach European citizenship through cultural, historical and institutional viewpoints. This project is both local (Antwerp), regional (Flanders), national (Belgium) and international (Europe).
It perfectly illustrates the values embodied by Peter Paul Rubens, the deeply European and great baroque artist from Antwerp. From Italy to Spain, from England to France and the Netherlands, he travelled the European continent at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries as a major artist and diplomat at the different European courts.
“Each Contracting Party shall, insofar as may be possible, encourage the study by its own nationals of the languages, history and civilisation of the other Contracting Parties “Article 2, European Cultural Convention (Charter of the Council of Europe), 1954
As of autumn 2015, it will be possible to discover Antwerp’s rich cultural environment and the European citizenship through the European cultural school trips organised by the Rubens Project. During short trips of a duration of three to five days, students will get to explore ancient and contemporary Flemish culture and the European institutions.
For students from 8 to 18 years
The Rubens Project – aimed at students of 8 to 18 years or the French CE2 to Terminale (3rd degree primary school to 3rd degree secondary school) – meets the expectations of a culture or heritage school trip and Belgian, Flemish and French, educational projects. Through its spirit and implementation, the project blends in perfectly with the artistic and cultural educational curriculum.
“Multidisciplinary, modular and multilingual programmes.”
The Rubens Project offers modular programmes which are adapted to the level of the group, the projects of the teachers and the chosen length of the stay.