Spain, Project Coordinator
Associació La Xixa Teatre
La Xixa Teatre Association is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 that aims to research, develop and multiply educational and theatrical tools as a means for social transformation. We believe that education at all ages is the key for social change towards a world with equal opportunities. The scope of our activities are aimed towards the following topics:
School Education, Early School Leaving, Prevention of Risk Behaviour among Youth;
Intercultural Communication, Racism, Xenophobia, Social Inclusion and Integration;
Gender, Equality Policies, and Sexual Diversity;
Peace Culture and Co-existence, Active Citizenship, Civic Engagement, and Local Development.
The mission of La Xixa is to facilitate the creation of spaces for empowerment through Participatory Methodologies, Process Oriented Psychology and Theatre of the Oppressed to generate processes of individual and collective transformation in contexts of social vulnerability. Participatory Methodologies allow a group with diverse interests to acquire an ever greater role in the analysis of their own reality and decision-making, thus all agents become crucial actors in their own development. Process Oriented Psychology focuses on developing a state of consciousness; i.e. helping individuals and groups to create awareness on how they perceive and live their experiences, and gives them tools to learn to change their approach. Theatre of the Oppressed Theatre (TO) puts theatre at the service of education. We conduct workshops for various groups, training for trainers and artistic actions at a local and international level. We are a multi-disciplinary and multicultural group of collaborators, trained in the field of social sciences, pedagogy and arts. The diversity within our team enriches our social and creative work, and that keeps us in permanent training and learning.
CESIE is a European Centre of Studies and Initiatives based in Palermo, Sicily. It was established in 2001, inspired by the work and theories of the sociologist, activist and educator Danilo Dolci (1924-1997). Our mission is to promote educational innovation, participation and growth. CESIE is structured in 6 main units:
Higher Education and Research: fostering progress, sustainable and responsible research and innovation in Higher Education and Research Systems;
Rights and Justice: promoting equality, protecting the rights of people, preventing and developing responses to violence and discrimination;
Adult: upgrading lifelong learning in adult education, boosting innovative practices and developing key competences for adults;
Migration: developing effective and inclusive approaches for asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants;
School: improving quality and efficiency in school education;
Youth: enhancing active citizenship, training, education, and mobility of young people.
CESIE staff is composed of 50 individuals with a wide range of qualifications, skills and professional profiles, united by a deep sharing of ideals that lead our activities. At the same time, we rely on about 150 external experts that collaborate for specific activities, and 100 interns and volunteers who join us every year. CESIE’s slogan “the world is only one creature” expresses the philosophy for which the organisation works: inclusion and equity for all.
Istituto Comprensivo Statale Cassarà - Guida
Our institution, located in Partinico, Palermo, is a mainstream school attended by about 900 students from 3 to 14 years old. It’s located in a town of 30,000 inhabitants. There are 120 teachers and 22 non-teaching staff members. The students come from different socio-economic backgrounds and cultural origins, as well as pupils with migrant experiences, facing difficulties and or with disabilities. The school focuses on a learner-centred curriculum and aims for an education where every student counts. Our everyday work is based on promoting inclusion, tolerance and the respect for rules of coexistence where everyone is properly treated. The growth of the school as a community is based in making sure everyone feels well, and can be an active member with a leading role in his/her learning process. Our teachers train regularly to update their teaching methods, and to develop learner’s competences trying to use inclusive strategies to help them be successful.
Agrupamento de Escolas do Barreiro
Barreiro is a Portuguese town in the district of Setúbal, Lisbon. It is a small municipality of 77,893 inhabitants. The school belongs to a large group of schools in Barreiro. It is a unit of public schools, and the headquarters integrate both Primary and lower Secondary. Our guiding principles are:
- Efficiency, to achieve the proposed results with the available resources;
- Equity, so that all processes guarantee equal opportunities;
- Freedom, so that each person can develop their individual educational project;
- Social cohesion, for a collective project, a culture and common values: the school we want is based on humanistic values, social, cultural and environmental.
The DREAMS Project will provide an opportunity for our students and staff to share experiences, to promote their participation in an efficient and constructive way in social life, and to explore the European dimension using various aspects of curriculum areas, and encouraging creativity.
Escola L’Esperança, founded in 1965, is located in an economically and socially affected district of Barcelona. We teach students between the ages of 3 to 18, many of whom suffer from school failure. Our school aims to promote the full development of the students' personality, that is, to carry out a comprehensive education. We are open to all students who wish to receive an education at our school. We work as a community in which everyone is accepted and everyone has a voice, and the opportunity to actively participate and engage. Our educational community is the result of the harmonious integration of all levels involved in the school: ownership, teachers, students, parents of students and staff of administration and services.