Schools for All – Integration of Refugee Children in Greek Schools

In schools with refugee pupils across Greece, school heads and teachers are trained to create safe and inclusive schools and classrooms where refugees are welcomed into a learning environment which aims to provide quality education to all.


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Schools will be involved

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National trainers

The main objective of the project Schools for All is that refugee children are integrated in Greek schools that are safe and inclusive for all. Through the project school directors and teachers are trained to create safe and inclusive schools and classrooms where refugees are welcomed into a learning environment which aims to provide quality education to all.

The training aims to equip school directors and teachers with the tools, competence and confidence to manage controversy and deal with issues concerning intolerance, discrimination, racism and hate speech in school and the local community. Throughout the school year, school teams of school heads, teachers and parents’ representatives are trained and mentored by experienced trainers. The whole school is involved in school activities and workshops.

The project “Schools For All” is being implemented under the “Local Development and Poverty Reduction” programme in Greece, by the European Wergeland Centre (EWC), under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and with the support of the Institute of Educational Policy (IEP). The “Local Development and Poverty Reduction” programme in Greece, financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, was awarded a total budget of 6,5 million euros as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. The program aspires to contribute to enhancement of social cohesion and reduction of economic and social disparities. The Fund Operator for the “Local Development and Poverty Reduction” programme in Greece is SOL Consulting S.A in partnership with Human Rights 360. More information: https://www.asylumandmigration-eeagrants.gr 

EWC trainers at the launch of the project in Athens

Background

Since the onset of the ongoing financial crisis, Greece has been dealing with many multileveled and severe challenges , with the influx of refugees being the most recent one. Greek schools struggle with issues connected to these challenges daily.

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