A partnership led by an Italian operator with a consolidated experience in the education and integration of migrants, and including a Greek operator, is preparing a proposal under the call H2020 MIGRATION-05-2018-2020 to analyze and develop policy recommendations for school integration policies in a multicultural society, tackling the issue of migrant pupils. Partners operating at institutional and operative level and R&D bodies, active in other key countries for the migration flows, are sought.
A transnational partnership is working on the proposal "SHIPS: ScHool Integration Policies in a multicultural Society" to be submitted under the H2020 call MIGRATION-05-2018-2020 "Mapping and overcoming integration challenges for migrant children" (by 13 March 2018).
Currently, the partnership is led by an Italian non profit SME, based in the south of Italy, and working since 1989 in the fields of inclusion, education, cooperation and local development, with a consolidated experience in the delivery of targeted services as well as in the identification of policies and good practices at regional and national level. Other partners include a Greek operator with a similar profile and an Italian national institutional body for education.
The issue of school integration policies for migrant pupils is very pressing due to growing cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity and to socio-economic inequalities.
The proposal intends to analyze the situation of the integration process of foreign minors in the different school contexts at EU level, integrating knowledge and experience from different countries both where the issue is present for a long time and where it is raising in more recent years, in order to identify good practices and deficiencies at different levels and dimensions (policies, measures, regulations, approaches).
A second goal is to gain, by means of specific surveys, a better understanding of the individual condition (pedagogical, psychological) of different migrant pupils (from existing migration cohorts, children of refugees and asylum seekers, and unaccompanied minors, including those residing in hotspots and reception centres) in order to identify situations of dis-integration and to enable personalised measures.
The third pillar of the project is to set up a systematic bottom-up process to collect, compare and share indications from different operators (school personnel, public and private operators, local and central institutions) by the activation of Local Working Groups to consider the impact of different factors (i.e. standard of living, housing, pedagogy, psychology, etc.).
The final goal of the project is the elaboration and transfer of the main findings to policy makers and other stakeholders at different territorial and institutional levels.
The proponents intend to extend the partnership to countries involved in the phenomenon of immigration, with particular attention to the presence of accompanied and unaccompanied minors, and to involve different subjects who are an active part, albeit at different levels, of the process of school integration: 1) Organizations / associations of the public/private sector that provide services to the immigrant population; 2) Educational and Social institutions involved in policy definition and implementation; 3) Research organisations, particularly with pedagogical and psycological expertise on this field. A European vision of the issues and a complete mastery in your own country is necessary.
The call deadline is 13 March 2018 while Expressions of Interests will be accepted by 28 February 2018 at the latest.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: The current partnership includes organisations from Italy and Greece directly involved in migrants support actions and with education policies.
The partnership should be extended with - different subjects who are an active part, albeit at different levels, of the process of school integration. They include:
- Organizations / associations of the social sector that provide services to the immigrant population;
- Educational and Social institutions involved in policy definition and implementation;
- Research organisations, particularly with pedagogical and psycological expertise on this field.
A European vision of the issues and a complete mastery in your own country is necessary. In particular, partners based and/or with a good knowledge of countries where the issue is present for a long time or raised in the last years, are sought.
- The proposal adopts an integrated approach (i.e. including psychosocial support, pedagogical approaches, standard of living)
- Balanced mix of operative, social, pedagogical, institutional competencies and approaches
- Full EU coverage with emphasis on countries with different situations w.r.t. the migrant pupils school integration
- Consolidated experiences and methodologies on bottom up policy development
Evaluation scheme: Single stage
Acronym: SHIPS: ScHool Integration Policies in a multicultural Society
Coordinator required: No
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