Erasmus+ project “Journey Together: Families, Schools and Communities” brings together schools in Estonia, Portugal, Romania and Italy together in a strategic partnership aimed at increasing social cohesion and support for students with fewer opportunities or at risk of exclusion.
The project is being coordinated by the student unions of each school, with great support from the school board, who are working together to involve more parents, local community members and teachers in supporting vulnerable students. As part of the project, a web conference was recently held, attended by students from Estonia (Tallinna Teeninduskool) and Portugal (Agrupamento de Escolas de Vilela), with a total of 50 participants.
During the conference, the student union presidents gave an overview of their schools and the activities that have been undertaken as part of the project. They also shared ideas on how to establish better cooperation between schools and how to increase virtual learning opportunities. Students found that the two schools have many similarities and there are many ways how the schools can foster cooperation in the future.
“We are delighted to be part of this important project, which aims to promote social cohesion and support for all students, especially those who may face challenges or barriers to their education. By working together across Europe, we can share best practices, build stronger partnerships and create more inclusive learning environments for all our students” – Tallinna Teeninduskool, Student Union.
A similar conference will be held by Romanian and Italian schools. All the project leaders, including the representatives of the Student Unions, will gather together in Brussels at the end of April to finalize the work that has been done over the past 2 years and close the project.
The project is part of the wider Erasmus+ programme, which supports education, training, youth and sports initiatives across Europe. The programme is designed to promote cross-border cooperation and mobility, focusing on increasing skills and employability, promoting social inclusion and building a sense of European identity.
The overall objective of the project is to share best practices and build stronger partnerships, which can lead to more inclusive learning environments for all students, and improve their chances of success. Erasmus+ is a programme designed to support education, training, youth, and sports initiatives across Europe. It promotes cross-border cooperation, and mobility, and aims to increase skills, employability, and social inclusion.
For more information about the project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (EST) or email@example.com (PT).