Inclusion4Schools

School-Community Partnership for Reversing Inequality and Exclusion: Transformative Practices of Segregated Schools

Our Mission

In the EU, around 100 million people live in households at risk of poverty and exclusion today. Even though schools have a significant role in overcoming social inequalities, their role should not be overestimated. The traditional school was a cornerstone of social mobility in the 19th and 20th centuries, but its structures, which are difficult to adapt to the challenges of the new millennium, are increasingly leading to the conservation of social inequalities.

If we think of an adaptive school system, communities must play a greater role in supporting schools especially in underprivileged aeras. Without strengthening solidarity, we will not be able to cope with the challenges of the near future: the foreseeable environmental, economic and social crises may result in the deepening of social inequalities and the erosion of our democratic institutions.

Behind the name Inlcusion4Schools is the idea of social cohesion and integration in a dual sense: supporting inclusive pedagogy within public education and supporting segregated schools to create a more cohesive educational system.

The central objective of Inclusion4Schools is to support segregated schools in underprivileged regions, in the formation of bonds with their immediate social environments. Our aim is to facilitate the emergence of solidary and inclusive school communities. In order to promote and strengthen such a vision of communality we will support and coordinate the cooperation between teachers, students, parents, social workers, municipal workers, civil activists, researchers and policy makers. To create transformative school-community partnerships in marginalized social contexts, we need spaces of dialogue, where the different actors can engage together with the public issue of education. Our goal is to facilitate the emergence of transformative educational practices within these school communities, and to establish an international network among them for the sake of disseminating and sharing transformative knowledge and praxis.

The consortium partners of the project are from Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovakia, but with our activities we would like to reach out to a worldwide audience, trying to make a difference in education. With our project we intend to contribute to the European initiatives and interventions that aim at reversing inequalities through enhancing the cooperation between local, regional and transnational school communities.

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Events

Workshops, Open School Classes, Summer Schools, Winter Schools, Webinars, Policy Roundtables, Community Building Events, Virtual Seminars, International Conferences & more

Our partners

Partner projects

Our consortium


Our community

schools, universities, municipalities, NGO-s, research institutes, think tanks & more partners

Our Achievements

Academic-professional results

D1.2 Policy Mix Peer Review

Our exploratory work on transformative practices so far is summarized in the deliverable. The first section contains comprehensive state-of-art studies in the four countries of the consortium: focusing on the education systems, the support system for disadvantaged students, and the role of different types of schools regarding social inclusion or exclusion. The second section relies […]

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D3.1 Knowledge Sharing Platform for Schools at National Level

The online platform is created for the purpose of sharing the pedagogical experiences of schools with majority underprivileged students. Interaction between these schools makes it possible to exchange locally developed techniques and methods (good practices or transformative practices) which are successful in improving the students’ educational progress. The online platform offers opportunity for informal discussions, […]

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D6.6. First Policy brief

This Policy Brief provides a short overview of the results of a survey of institutions and settings for disadvantaged children in Inclusion4Schools project partner countries, Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary and partly Slovakia. This document will mostly focus on the parallels and similarities revealed by the survey since these findings can serve as a basis for elaboration […]

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D1.1 Report on the First Data Collection for the Later Social Impact Analysis

This report presents the results of a survey of institutions and settings for disadvantaged children in Inclusion4Schools project partner countries, Albania, Bulgaria and Hungary. The survey took place in the framework of Task 1.2 of the first work package of the project, from January to October 2021.The aim of the survey was to prepare a […]

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MS20:Kick-off meeting in Hungary

Despite the Covid-19 crisis, the Inclusion4schools (School-Community Partnership for Reversing Inequality and Exclusion: Transformative Practises of Segregated Schools) Horizon 2020 project was successfully started on the 1st of November 2020.

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Our Achievements

Project reports

MS8 - The First Virtual Seminar on School Self-Evaluation

School Self-evaluation empowers a school community to identify and affirm good practice, and to take action on areas that lead to improvement. School self-evaluation is primarily about schools taking ownership of their own development and contributes to a sustainable approach to ensure effectiveness. On October 27, 2022 John Wesley Theological College held the first Virtual […]

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MS7: First Focus-group Discussion of professionals in education

On October 24, 2022, John Wesley Theological College held the first online focus-group discussion of professionals in public and higher education of teacher education on the possibilities of cooperation with disadvantaged schools. The focus group included six participants from Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county (Hungary), representing both higher education and teacher training, as well as regional schools.

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MS11: Start of the Awareness Raising Events

Objectives of the ARE: Communicating the “Inclusion4Schools” project activities. Involving the respective audience and stakeholders, who will benefit from the Project’s results. Disseminating project results. Raising awareness of education, basic education, social integration, social inclusion, inclusive pedagogy, disadvantaged, community school, community building, good practices, best practices, school-community partnership, school-university partnership, education policy, territorial inequalities, social […]

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MS5.: First Community Building Workshop

The Community Building Workshops provide a tool for segregated schools to network with the local community, in order to make the schools more successful and diverse. The first Community Building Workshop of the Inclusion4Schools project took place in Budapest, Hungary, on March 25, 2022. The workshop was held in the MÁV-Telepi Wesley Primary School.

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MS6: Start of “Open school” classes for adults and community discussion events on educational issues

The first Open School Class was carried out in the small central Albania town of Peqin, focusing  on one of I4S partner schools “Hasmashaj”. The main topic was: “The health system as a children’s right and the role of local actors in increasing access to health services for children living in disadvantaged situations”, preceded by […]

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Our Achievements

Project plans

D1.3. Action Plan for the Collaboration between Inclusion4Schools and the parallel running RIA projects

The Action Plan for Cooperation has to be understood as a working paper that reflects the current situation, proposes appropriate measures, and gains momentum through the combination, coordination and adaptation of the individual measures. This makes the Action Plan for Cooperation the ideal document to be updated from time to time, summarizing and outlining all […]

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MS2:Sharing and discussing the preliminary country reports (online workshop)

On 14 December, working group 1 discussed the state of art in detail.

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D6.1. Dissemination & Exploitation Plan

Deliverable D6.1 Communication and Exploitation Plan is addressing the communication and exploitation strategy of the Inclusion4Schools project during its duration of 48 months and delivers standards for the internal and external, online and offline project communication and serves as a comprehensive concept for dissemination activities together with the exploitation tools. This is crucial for the […]

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D7.1 – Quality Assurance Plan

The current deliverable describes the procedure by which all project tasks of Inclusion4Schools will be checked for quality during the project lifetime. The Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) defines the procedure of the internal quality reviews, and outlines the relation of these procedures to each other. The deliverable sets timeframes, which are to be followed by […]

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