Networking the Educational World: Across Boundaries for Community-building

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The overarching aim of NEW ABC is to take a transformative approach by making a commitment to sustainable, strategic change by combining stakeholder voices, co-created and participatory practices, and the creation of synergies among stakeholders that do not normally interact. Despite the EU’s and national governments’ past and current efforts to devise a successful strategy for the integration of refugees and migrants in their new countries, research suggests that children with a recent past of migration continue to face barriers in the education system that current top-down policies fail to overcome. New ABC will take a transformative approach by ensuring: • the development of horizontal and vertical synergies of stakeholders, • an evidence-based, bottom-up approach in creating and piloting the nine innovation practices, • the empowerment and development of agency of vulnerable groups and other hard-to-reach stakeholders, • the continuous engagement of all voices throughout the project and after its completion, • the fall-out effect of such empowerment and agency on other aspects of their lives, • the uptake of the results and solutions offered by the pilot actions by policy- and decision-makers. The NEW ABC project contributes to educational, cultural and social inclusion by taking a collaborative and participatory approach in the co-creation of nine innovation pilot actions aimed at enhancing the integration of immigrant children and young people in education through collaborative partnerships that foreground young person-led innovation activities. The pilot actions will be co-created with the specific aim of ensuring their adaptability, scalability, long-term sustainability and take-up of the results by the identified users. The project will be implemented in 9 EU countries with 14 partners.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Rachele Antonini

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Interpretazione e Traduzione
Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna(Italy)

Other Participants:
Synthesis Center For Research And Education Limited (Cyprus)
Università degli Studi di TORINO (Italy)
Elhuyar Fundazioa (Spain)
Active Citizen Europe (Belgium)
University Of Jyvaskyla (Finland)
Oxford Brookes University - Obu (United Kingdom)
Combo (France)
Universidad Autonoma De Barcelona (Spain)
The Open University (United Kingdom)
Stowarzyszenie Interkulturalni Pl (Poland)
Universidade Do Porto (Portugal)
Uniao De Refugiados Em Portugal - Urep (Portugal)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 3.036.657,00
Project Duration in months: 44
Start Date: 01/01/2021
End Date: 31/08/2024

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Reduced inequalities This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.