2018: SAFE Inclusion – The School as an Agent for Educational Inclusion

Project Promoter: CJRAE Mehedinți

Project Code: 2018-EY-PMIP-R1-0011

The overall objective of the project: Increasing the involvement of schools and local communities in the integration and inclusion of children with special needs.

Specific objectives:

O1: Local involvement of 300 teachers in activities to ensure better integration and inclusion of pupils with special needs in educational activities.

O2: Developing specific competencies for 10 CJRAE specialists and 290 teaching staff in the mass education system, skills to increase educational inclusion and school change based on a community approach.

O3: Objectives of the organization: Developing at CJRAE level the capacities to involve community resources in the integration and inclusion of children with special needs or from disadvantaged groups.

TheNorwegian partner, Newschool: an educational design agency specializing in creating tools that facilitate learning experiences appropriate to current needs. The Agency focuses on innovation in education technology and it is a member of the Nordic Centre for Social Innovation.

The Icelandic partner: Jafnréttishús Equality Center is an organization providing interpretation, counseling, voluntary work, language, computer, swimming, self-motivation, especially with regard to immigrants, adult learners and women and children.

Impact: The participants in the mobility process developed two different categories of skills during the project:

  • 4 of them have developed the skills needed to involve local schools as a change agent.
  • 6 of them have developed / improved the skills needed to integrate and include children with special needs or disadvantaged groups.

Main results: The project’s results – training, workshop plans and activity plans – were the main indicator of raising the quality of education in over 20 schools (educational institutions) involved in the project.

Indicators: 10 school counselors participating in mobility, 2 structured workshops, 45 CJRAE experts and over 500 teachers participating in the workshops.