European Schools

What are European Schools?

What are European Schools?

  • There have been European schools in Schleswig-Holstein since 1996. These are schools that have been awarded a special certificate and have geared their school profiles to Europe-friendly guidelines. The goal of European schools is to bring the idea of a common Europe closer to students. By enabling students to come into contact with other countries and cultures, intercultural competencies and also European competencies are strengthened. The aim is to further integrate the topic of Europe into students’ everyday life.

What criteria must a school meet to become a European School?

  • To be certified as a European School, a school in Schleswig-Holstein must meet five main criteria:
    • Criterion 1: Cross-curricular European content is introduced into the classroom.
    • 2nd criterion: There is a well-developed school foreign language program.
    • Criterion 3: Partnerships and cooperation with other European schools are sought out and developed.
    • Criterion 4: Teachers receive special training in European competence.
    • Criterion 5: The school contributes to the regional dissemination of the European idea, for example by involving local partners.

Where are the region’s European schools located?

Currently there are 47 European schools in Schleswig-Holstein, associated with all the common types of schools.

  • European schools in Flensburg
    • Kurt-Tucholsky-Schule (community school with upper secondary school)
    • Goethe School (ymnasium)
    • HLA Flensburg (vocational training center)
  • Other European schools in the Schleswig-Flensburg district
    • Bernstorff High School Satrup
    • Lornsenschule Schleswig (high school)

What other special features do European schools have?

  • European schools offer a wide range of activities with a variety of thematic focuses. Recent years, for example, have given rise to competitions between Schleswig-Holstein European schools and their European partner schools and intra-European projects. One project example is an internship exchange with students from German schools abroad, with the goal of integrating them into our common European labor market.