From the 28th of May to the 1st of June, the Training of Trainers for the Inclusive Schools project took place in Athens, Greece.

The Inclusive Schools project is an Erasmus+ KA3 that started in January 2019 and will run until January 2021. The vision of the Inclusive Schools project is to gradually reshape school culture into an inclusive school ethos by fostering long-term inclusion strategies in schools around Europe and engaging school communities in concrete action plans and collaborations that promote equality and value diversity.

The first step of this project was to develop an educational methodology to support schools in the whole process, that will be coordinated by trainers from the different organisations and partners. To get this trainers familiar with the methodology and the principles of the project was the main aim of the training in Athens.

Eleni and Dominika, the trainers, were the ones in charge of facilitating the whole process. The first day was focused on creating a good, inclusive atmosphere, get to know the project and the different local, regional, national and European backgrounds in which the project is going to be implemented during the next year. During the second day, participants got familiar with and tested the activities and the different steps of the process of making schools more inclusive. On the last day, Sian, the author of the methodology, visited the training and answered all the questions, suggestions and comments from the participants. Last but not least, participants brainstormed on the main barriers they could face in the implementation and discussed together on potential solutions for them, as well as on their role as trainers and mentors of schools throughout the process.

From OBESSU we want to say a big THANK YOU to the British Council Greece for organising and hosting the event, the trainers Eleni and Dominika, all the partners and participants.

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If you have any questions, you can contact MarĂ­a at maria@obessu.org