Schooling and support of educational achievement are one of the best, most effective migrant integration strategies. For this purpose the E-COURSE (Enhancing the Participation and Learning Performance Of Migrant and Refugee Children in Primary School Education) project partnership will collaborate in order to develop tools that will promote the inclusion of newly arrived migrant and refugee children and to combat Early School Leaving. Specifically, the E-COURSE project, funded by the Erasmus+, aims at enhancing the participation and learning performance of newly arrived migrant and refugee children in primary education, thus addressing the priority of social inclusion, fostering the development of social, intercultural competences, combating discrimination, segregation, racism, bullying and violence, and enhancing the access, participation and learning performance of disadvantaged learners, reducing disparities in learning outcomes.
The partnership consists of 8 partners (IMA-Germany (coordinator), KMOP-Greece, 4-elements-Greece, Canary Wharf–UK, CESIE-Italy, CARDET-Cyprus, ESHA-Netherlands & Pistes-Solidaires, France) that met at Oerlinghausen, Germany in November 2017 during the kick-off meeting. Partners discussed about the project management and further planning of the project’s activities. A special focus was placed to the learning modules for strengthening the capacities of Primary School teachers working with migrant students and also to the development of the School Support Platform.