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.

UE flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004640