Social Inclusion Out of the Box
Start date: Feb 1, 2015,
End date: Jul 31, 2016
Social inclusion is a global challenge and global challenges need holistic and cooperative approaches to get over them. And it is not new that the issue of social inclusion is urgent all over the world as excluded groups exist in all countries, rich and poor, democratic and not. But as it is proved that inclusion can be planned and achieved and education represents a great agent for stimulating it, then this was the main reason our global partnership was created.11 organizations working in the field of education and social inclusion from Europe, Asia and Latin America developed a project called Social Inclusion Out of the Box.The specific objectives of the partnership are:-to facilitate the exchange of innovative educational practices related to social inclusion in the field of youth between organizations from Programme and Partner countries; -to develop new competences related to social inclusion through creativity in order to contribute to greater youth active participation in social, cultural and political dimensions of their lives;-to promote peer learning between youth workers/practitioners of different continents based on creativity, active participation and intercultural learning;-to create innovative tools related to inclusion, based on exchange of experiences and best practices, development of new competences and peer learning: a set of viral videos; an interactive Blog with best practices from different continents; a virtual Toolkit for practitioners with the methods used in different context with a reflection and tips how they can be used in different realities; a video game (so called serious game) on social inclusion through creativity, which will be an innovative tool capitalizing main learning points of the project. Then 11 organisations, from Spain, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Check Republic, UK, Nepal, Vietnam, China, Ecuador and Peru, will combine their competences, share, learn, integrate their work with a target group in each country, evaluate and validate the tools which they will create through this cooperation. Theproject will last 18 months, working in distance and during face to face meetings, having the main activities as following:-Creation of local working groups in each of the 11 countries, - Work on social inclusion tools and practices,-Start up meeting and Tools sharing Seminar,‐Dissemination activities (workshops on new practices, social media),- Development of new tools on social inclusion, - Working Meeting on Tools Development and Intermediate Evaluation,- Dissemination activities continuation (local events, media campaign),- Conference on Inclusion Tools and Evaluation/Follow up meeting.The cooperation in this global network will bring a strong added value to the activities that we do in our home countries, and on the long run will contribute to build alliances and social consensus, locally and globally, which is a must while building social inclusion.
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