Developing EOC activities
in Finland, Hungary, Ireland and Spain in primary and secondary school.

After forming the Hubs, and creating the Platform, now it’s time to implement the knowledge learnt and see its impact on the Labs.

The Labs will be run in Hungary, Ireland, Spain and Finland. They are represented by some classes in primary and secondary schools. These classes will take part in a special ‘OTTER’ programme that will include activities such as a beach clean, a museum visit, an upcycling workshop and much more.


Spain Finland Hungary Ireland

Age group
9-11, 16-18

Age group
9-11, 12-15

Age group
6-8, 12-15

Age group
6-8, 16-18


The Purpose

With the Labs we can measure and evaluate key findings, meaning we can address country-specific challenges and directly learn from four different education systems.


The Structure

The Labs programme will be structured in four parts, and this will be mirrored in the length of the programme: four days.

Step 1


Teachers will set the objectives for their envisioned OTTER Lab. They will then choose a specific EOC activity and a place for it.

Step 2


During this phase, teachers will discuss the learning process, they will identify the prior knowledge students might have, and will set learning tasks. 

Step 3


Students will be engaged in real-life activities; they will be asked to observe and gather data. 

Step 4

Make an impact

During this phase, students will analyse and share the data with their peers. They will have the opportunity to design and carry out a youth initiative related to what they discovered. 

Step 5


Students will reflect on what they learned and why that knowledge is relevant. Together with the teacher, they will explore the topic's connection to real life and potential next steps.