Sophie Project involves 8 partners in 4 countries: Spain, Greece, Italy and Slovenia.
Spain - Project Coordinator
La Xixa is a non-profit organization created in 2010, oriented towards the research, development and multiplication of theatrical tools and popular education as a means of social transformation. La Xixa carries out workshops for diverse groups, training of trainers and artistic actions at local and international level around five main axes:
• Coexistence and active citizenship
• Interculturality, racism, xenophobia and social inclusion
• Education, school dropout, prevention of risky behaviours among young people
• Gender, equality policies and sexual diversity
• Heritage, sustainability and the fight against climate change
The mission of La Xixa Teatre is to facilitate the creation of empowerment spaces through Participatory Methodologies, Artistic Mediation, Process-Oriented Psychology and the Theatre of the Oppressed to generate processes of individual and collective transformation.
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.
Symplexis is a Greek non-for-profit organization that strives to ensure equal opportunities for all through actions and measures that build skills, empower and promote active engagement and participation focusing on the most vulnerable categories of the population and particularly those with fewer opportunities. Symplexis’ activity builds on user-led approaches and interventions around four main axes of expertise, namely:
Social and economic inclusion of those most in need comprising a wide variety of activities aimed at reducing poverty, preventing marginalisation and promoting the sustainable integration of disadvantaged groups, particularly focusing on Third Country Nationals.
Protection and promotion of human rights through activities and interventions that address the needs of a wide range of discriminated population groups, such as women, children and elderly people, victims of violence and human trafficking, the LGBTQI community, Roma and unaccompanied minors, migrants and asylum seekers/ refugees.
Upskilling, capacity building and empowerment of vulnerable groups with the aim to promote equal access to formal and non-formal education for all and promote lifelong learning, focusing on low-skills individuals that face difficulties in the labour market.
Child and youth development through actions and projects designed to reduce youth poverty, promote child protection and stimulate social inclusion and development.
Interorthodox Centre of the Church of Greece
The Interorthodox Centre of the Church of Greece is the educational organisation and the convention centre of the Orthodox Church of Greece. Since 2009 and under the authority of the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs, the Interothodox Centre organises educational seminars and programs for teachers of all grades, with the aim to provide new and innovative pedagogical methods and tools, as well as to promote interfaith and intercultural dialogue and social cohesion. The Centre collaborates with international organisations and institutions and participates in the implementation of international and European projects related to innovation, school and social inclusion. Another main objective of the Interorthodox Centre is to facilitate the dialogue and relation among Christian Churches throughout the world.
CESIE is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation based in Palermo (Italy) and 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 70 people with a wide range of qualifications, skills, professional profiles and origins, united by a deep sharing of ideals that lead our activities. CESIE relies also on 150+ external experts that collaborate for specific activities and projects. Equally important is the contribution from dozens of interns and European and international volunteers engaged in internships at our organization per year.
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 the rules of coexistence where everyone is properly treated. The growth of the school as a community is based on making sure everyone feels good and can be an active member with a leading role in his/her/their learning process. Our teachers are trained regularly to update their teaching methods, and to develop the learner’s competences trying to use inclusive strategies to help them be successful.
Inter-kulturo is a company active in the area of education and culture. Its aim is to provide free and open learning resources, mainly in the field of intercultural learning, language education and media education. IK participated in the development of several large educational platforms for online learning developed through several EU-funded projects, such as deutsch.info, lingvo.info, eduskills+, polski.info etc. Through its work Inter-kulturo promotes intercultural understanding and respect, creative, critical and responsible media use of all citizens as well as fosters inclusion of marginalized groups. IK closely cooperates with artist and includes literature and art in many of its activities as they offer important impulses for thinking and opportunities for learning in the areas of interest.
OS RUDOLFA MAISTRA SENTILJ
Our primary school is located in the northeast of Slovenia in a small town called Šentilj , which is approximately 15 kilometres away from Slovenian second largest city Maribor. Nearly 400 pupils aged 6-15 studying attend our school. There are two kindergarten units (children aged 1-6) that are also a part of our school. Nearly 100 people are employed in our organisation.
The school system in Slovenia does not involve ICT as a compulsory subject at the primary level. Students can only learn ICT as an optional subject in the final three years of primary education (ages 12-15), however only a few students choose this option every year. The recent experience of distance learning has shown the greater lack of knowledge in this field than expected. Therefore, we would like to teach our students how to correctly develop and responsively use these skills for their own and the society’s benefits.