Partners Germany / Stadt Osterholz-Scharmbeck

Stadt Osterholz-Scharmbeck

The municipality of Osterholz-Scharmbeck has the role of the coordinator of the project partnership and is responsible for the implementation of the activities carried out in Germany. The administrative work related to the project and reporting is a main task in this role. At regional level the municipality is especially be responsible for keeping the project schedule and moderation of the work of the different partners involved in the project. Related to the project content the municipality is involved by it’s IT department in delivering technical support and advise

According the German legislation the municipality of Osterholz-Scharmbeck is responsible to build and to maintain primary and lower secondary schools. In this framework the municipality is actually preparing a new type of school offering education for different levels of children which traditionally learned in different schools (Haupt- und Realschule). The new school is planned as a school without classrooms and based on the principle of self responsible learning. It will be part of a new Campus which shall offer life long learning resources for all generations. Core of this Campus will be a multimedia centre offering content and services for all types of learners. According to this emphasis on self organized and IT based learning the municipality is in contact to various schools and municipal school administrations in Germany and other European Countries, as, relevant for this application, the municipality of Varberg. Although employment and further education of teachers is not a municipal task in Germany, Osterholz- Scharmbeck is engaged in offering study visits and seminars for the teachers of the new school in order to assist to the development of the needed new concepts of education.