About the project
Does your school community value inclusivity and diversity? If so, you can play a key role in shaping the education practices of the future through the Inclusive Schools project.
Inclusive Schools supports the creation of an environment in schools where teachers and young people embrace and welcome the challenges and benefits of diversity. Taking an inclusive approach means learning environments are created where every student has an opportunity to succeed.
Inclusive Schools will undertake the following activities, in which schools will play a key role:
- developing tools for exploring and mapping diversity, as well as strategy development
- creating practical how-to guidance
- training trainers at local and international level
- setting up an Inclusive Schools certification scheme.
Reaching as many schools as possible across Europe is key to the success of Inclusive Schools. The project includes an innovative communications campaign: a plan to open conversation spaces between the school community and policy makers, creating a channel for a two-way discussion around inclusion and diversity.
As part of Inclusion Week, during which students from across Europe take part in activities that focus on the theme of inclusion, we invite schools in Athens to join us at a celebratory event at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation (206 Pireos Street, 117 78 Athens).
In collaboration with the Athens International Children’s Film Festival, we are organising a series of educational screenings and thought-provoking discussions on the issues of inclusion, diversity and equality:
Tuesday 12 May 2020
|D’ & E’ Primary students|
Wednesday 13 May 2020
|ST’ Primary & A’ Secondary students|
Thursday 14 May 2020
|B’ & C’ Secondary students|
Sign up to watch one of the screenings with your class.
Seminars for teachers
Take part in one of the forthcoming Inclusive Schools training seminars for teachers and headmasters that we are organising in Athens and Thessaloniki in September/October, and find out more about the programme and how to join us in the Inclusive Schools network across Europe.
Tuesday 8 October 2019,
Friday 27 September 2019,
Thursday 17 October 2019,
Friday 1 November 2019,
For further information and to book a place, please contact us:
Victoria Kyriaki | 210 369 2337 | Victoria.Kyriaki@britishcouncil.gr
Chrysoula Melidou | 2310 378 314 | Chrysoula.email@example.com
Who we work with
Inclusive Schools will focus on tackling discrimination based on a young person’s physical attributes, special needs, race, gender and socioeconomic status. We want to promote intercultural education in schools – a model of education that accepts and respects diversity in all areas of life.
We will work with schools to integrate young people from diverse backgrounds into the heart of their community, helping them to develop a strong sense of both self and togetherness with their peers.
The project will be delivered in partnership with six organisations from the UK, Belgium, Spain, Greece and Poland and will last two years. Our project partners are:
- Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP)
- Organising Bureau of European School Students Unions (OBESSU)
- Scottish Development Education Centre (ScotDec)
- Asamblea Cooperación por la Paz (ACPP)
- Association Expedition inside Culture (EiC)
- Institute of Educational Policy (IEP) in Greece.
We want to involve all of those who play a part in managing schools, including:
- school communities – school heads, teachers, students, school advisors, school psychologists and parents
- policy makers and public sector workers – EU institutions, ministries and local authorities
- institutions and organisations with a focus on education, at both local and European level.
Those interested in taking part will form a community of leaders, tasked with contributing ideas to form inclusion strategies for schools across Europe. We will support these school communities to become advocates for cultural change, confident in addressing discrimination and prepared to uphold self-directed initiatives for inclusion.
Working together with these leaders, the project will create a ripple effect across the school community as a whole and support the creation of an action plan to practically deliver future inclusion strategies in European schools.
For further information, please contact Eirini Kareta:
|Telephone||210 369 2342|
Inclusive Schools is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.