School shared leadership can empower students to participate in leadership opportunities in their classroom and beyond. At the same time, collaborative decision-making processes in schools can positively affect students' learning.

For these reasons, the Learning Leadership for Change (L2C) project aims to move away from the traditional vertical leadership model, which proclaims the primacy of the head of school, and to move towards shared leadership, fostering a new culture in schools in which teachers, students and potentially parents willingly take responsibility for leadership in the school community. The project aims to encourage the dissemination and mainstreaming of school leadership innovative practices and the effective networking through capacity-building (self-assessment, training and sharing of best practices) within three key areas linked to the strategic development of the school: STEM education, Innovative use of ICT in teaching and Digital Citizenship.

The project is based on a co-construction process with a limited group of schools from 5 countries (Belgium, Spain, Italy, Malta, Portugal) which will validate the impact of shared leadership practices applied to STEM education policies, the innovative use of ICT in teaching, and digital citizenship. Through the project, participant teachers, educators, and school leaders will be equipped with strong skills and competences in the area of shared leadership and the schools will be able to develop innovative approaches in the area of change management.

The project is coordinated by European Schoolnet in collaboration with Ministério da Educação – Direção-Geral da Educação (DGE), Consejería de Educación de la Junta de Castilla y León, INDIRE – Istituto Nazionale di Documentazione, Innovazione e Ricerca, Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, St. Nicholas College and Directorate for Educational Services.