ABOUT THE PROJECT
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Multiculturalism is a reality in today's European societies.
The EU carries out several projects that aim to promote the social inclusion of migrants and refugees and to encourage cooperation between, knowledge of and innovation among social professionals. A society with segments of non-integrated people is divided economically, socially and even geographically. It is therefore essential to achieve full integration for a successful Europe. Education can be a key asset in achieving this goal. Considering the results of an initial analysis of the needs of the communities in the countries of this partnership, migration is clearly an important issue. In MEUS we will adopt the definition of the United Nations for the term Migrant:
“An umbrella term, not defined under international law, reflecting the common lay understanding of a person who moves away from his or her place of usual residence, whether within a country or across an international border, temporarily or permanently, and for a variety of reasons.”
(in International Organization for Migration, Glossary on migration, IML Series No. 34, 2019).
In fact, in some schools in this partnership, a significant percentage of students are migrants (>18%). It is nothing new that millions of people have left everything familiar to them for a second chance at life. Europe itself is the daughter of several migration cycles caused by wars or authoritarian regimes. Hence, migration is as current a topic as ever. In today's Europe, conventional education often finds itself practised alongside other methods. The role of drama in education in addressing social problems in schools and in preventing school dropout phenomena is acknowledged and well known.
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