CARDET proudly announces that BACKPACK ID, a 3- year project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission was successfully completed in December 2020. BACKPACK ID, an innovative intervention aimed in promoting the inclusion of refugee children which are met with acute and very diverse challenges by the ongoing refugee crisis. Using a bottom-up participatory method, the BACKPACK ID addressed the importance of the students’ multiple identities and focused on refugees’ children social inclusion and interpersonal and intergroup understanding in the school environment.
The challenges young people face in their path towards employment were thoroughly examined in a forum CARDET co-organized, as part the SELF-E project, with the Cyprus Youth Council. The forum also served as an excellent opportunity for the project officers to present the outputs and achievements of SELF-E as well as demonstrate new approaches and methods through which they can support young people and help them nurture their career.
CARDET participated in the two-day online multiagency workshop its project ACTIVE organized on the 14th and 15th of October for the exchange of knowledge, experiences and good practices on the prevention of violence against children in sports and leisure activities.
The DEHORS consortium is proud to announce the release of the Online Interactive Map of the project. Having completed two (2) workshops engaging pre-school teachers and experts from different European countries, together with some coordination meetings of the consortium, a map was developed comprising of eight (8) different areas. Those areas refer to the outdoor environment, which can be enhanced in order to be stimulating and inviting for children. Different experts from the field of Early Childhood Education and Care, as well as landscape architecture, have contributed in the development of the map for its maximum impact. In addition, the map is also employing the ‘Evaluation Model of the 7 Cs (Herrington, Brunelle and Brussoni, 2017), which has been proven to be very beneficial for children’s academic and socioemotional development. Specifically, the 7 Cs refer to ‘Character, Context, Connectivity, Clarity, Chance, Change and Challenge’, which are all elements that should be taken into account when pursuing outdoors education.
Our project SWPBS - Building School-Wide Inclusive, Positive and Equitable Learning Environments Through A Systems-Change Approach - was presented at the online conference, ‘Implementing a Positive Behaviour Support System in Europe and Lithuania: Good practice’. The conference took place on December 9th 2020 and was a great opportunity for professionals from the field of education across Europe to exchange ideas and share their knowledge and experience on the implementation of the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) system in schools.