3 STEPS towards inclusive education: ALDA at the kick-off meeting of the 3STEPS project!
On February 20th-21st, 2020 the kick-off meeting of the 3STEPS project was held in Innsbruck, Austria. 3STEPS – Fostering Education and Inclusion of disadvantaged refugee and migrant learners is a EU project funded by Erasmus Plus KA3 which involves partners from 6 countries, namely Austria, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, and France.
It intends to scale up two good practices on inclusive learning that were invented at a local level. The first good practice is known as “Basic Education” (in Austrian “Lernnetzwerk für MigrantInnen”), and has been developed and well experienced by the lead partner Verein Multikulturell at a local level, in the Austrian region of Tyrol, since 2016.
The second good practice, “TANDEM NOW”, has been a transnational European project within the Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation programme since 2012. The TANDEM NOW approach involves Ethnic Role Model Mentors and aims at helping youth with a migration background develop social and professional skills as well as the support needed to stay in school. The project combines the motivating effect of ethnic role models with a blended mentoring approach that was especially developed on the basis of migrants’ needs.