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Month: December 2023

Our project becomes practice!

In this edition of our newsletter, we are excited to delve into the innovative strategies and impactful outcomes of The Unexpected Artrepreneur (TUA) project. This Erasmus KA220 project is pioneering a creative approach to teaching young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Down Syndrome (ASD/DS) through art, fostering social participation, and introducing the concept of ‘artepreneurship’. We have already completed our research and have transformed our results into modules. These modules will be included in our piloting seminars and professionals or anyone interested in the topic of the TUA project will have the opportunity to give us feedback.

1.1. Learning is key
The TUA project is a beacon of hope and progress in the realm of education for individuals with ASD/DS. Through innovative teaching methodologies that leverage art as a primary tool, this project is reshaping how we approach education and inclusion for these individuals. The piloting phase of this project has revealed inspiring stories, breakthroughs, and transformative experiences.

1.2. Art as a Vehicle for Social Participation and Motivation
Art is not just a medium of expression but a catalyst for social interaction and inclusion. Through TUA’s approach, art becomes a bridge that connects individuals with ASD/DS to the broader community. The piloting will feature anecdotes, case studies, and testimonials highlighting how art empowers these individuals to engage socially, fostering a sense of belonging and accomplishment.

1.3. Artepreneurship
One of the unique aspects of the TUA project is its introduction to artepreneurship. By nurturing entrepreneurial skills through artistic ventures, young people with ASD/DS are given the tools to explore their creative potential while developing essential skills for their future. This section will explore how the project is cultivating a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship within this community.

Stay tuned for our next edition as we continue to explore the transformative journey of the TUA project and its profound impact on the lives of young people with ASD/DS.

Planning Seeds Project’s First Newsletter is Here

Our Planning Seeds project is off to a great start and we have some exciting news to share with you all. As we are focused on embracing SEEDs and their associated purchasing groups, known as ‘short food supply chains’ (SFSCs) promote circular economy principles, local consumption, and have a significant social impact, our project has covered some significant groundwork to come closer to this goal.

Find out all about the latest news below and feel free to download the info leaflet for the overall breakdown of this important initiative.

Include-Ce Announces a New Campaign in its Latest Newsletter

In its latest newsletter, the Include-Ce has just announced a new exciting campaign to further promote e-inclusion as a fundamental aspect of modern citizenship – and we need your help!

To make learning and training accessible to all, the project aims to collect second hand laptops in good condition to empower youth from disadvantaged backgrounds on their learning journey. Every donation brings us a step closer to enhancing digital literacy and providing access to resources for skill development and job search, as well as societal integration and reduced inequality amongst migrants and refugees.

Will you be a part of this honourable cause? Check out more information in the newsletter below and please reach out to us at to make your contribution.

Prime Newsletter is Out

We are proud to announce that our project PRIME continues its journey towards a more educational and inclusive environment that supports people with intellectual disabilities.

A project aimed at enhancing the skills of the Partner Organisations’ staff in order to manage high-quality mobility projects has just released its latest newsletter unpacking the most recent project developments.

From the impactful meeting in Bordeaux last month, to releasing the survey on assessing the current realities of organisations working on transnational mobility projects for people with intellectual disabilities, there are plenty of updates and opportunities to get involved you don’t want to miss! Read on to find out more.

Green League Releases Its First Newsletter

Our Green League project has officially kicked off in its pursuit of combating climate change and promoting healthy lifestyle. By encouraging outdoor activities and bringing back attention to the natural surroundings as an ideal setting for sports, this initiative aims to contribute to better environmental awareness, as well as better well-being for all.

Even though the project has only just started, there are plenty of updates to keep an eye out for. Find all about the project’s progress and latest exciting developments in the newsletter below.

SWPBS Recognised by the European Commission and in Academia

CARDET is delighted to celebrate the remarkable impact and commendation of its SWPBS project, aimed to promote inclusive, non-discriminatory social culture and necessary socio-emotional behaviour support for children, even over a year after its successful completion.

The Centre is proud to announce that the “Building School-Wide Inclusive, Positive and Equitable Learning Environments Through A Systems-Change Approach” (SWPBS) initiative has received a prestigious acknowledgement as a good practice in the European Toolkit for Schools. The work and approaches put forward by the project are now placed among a comprehensive list of tested and effective ideas and interventions for improving collaboration within, between, and beyond schools across the European Union.

With SWPBS showcased as a good practice, the legacy of the project will continue to support and inspire school leaders, teachers, parents, and policymakers in enhancing the quality of early childhood and school education, as well as support exchange of experience among school practitioners and policy makers. The project’s dedicated page in the European Toolkit for Schools can be found here, featuring a short description in 29 languages and a detailed description in English.

In addition to this exceptional recognition, CARDET is proud to highlight two recent publications, in renowned academic journals, that analyse and showcase the lasting impact of the SWPBS project in the field of education. The findings and lessons drawn from the three-year ERASMUS+ Key Action 3 Policy Experimentation program, spanning across Cyprus, Finland, Greece, and Romania served as the basis for the ‘Contextual Adaptations to Implement SWPBS With Fidelity: The Case of Cyprus’ and ‘Effects of the Universal Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports on Collective Teacher Efficacy’ research publications.

Both of the studies provide invaluable insights into the aftermath of successful systematic implementation of SWPBS approach in schools around Cyprus and Greece revealing positive outcomes on teachers’ collective belief in providing quality teaching opportunities and managing unexpected behaviors as a team. The academic publications are readily available to all here:

On this note, CARDET would like to extend its gratitude to all project participants, collaborators, and stakeholders for their invaluable contributions to the success of the SWPBS initiative. The organisation remains committed to advancing inclusive and positive learning environments and looks forward to continued collaboration in shaping the future of education.

VideoTeach presents the self-assessment tool – Third Newsletter

Over the past few months the VideoTeach project has been making considerable progress towards promoting video education in rural areas and we are excited to share the latest milestone with you! 

The project team has just successfully developed an online video course which provides an analysis of teachers’ video skills, gives competence recognition and identifies training needs. Now, it’s finally time to share this unique online-self assessment tool with you! Find out more information in the newsletter below!