The recent wave of immigration to Europe has been bringing big issues concerning the inclusion of migrants in the host countries. Although school is considered as a medium for integration, learning different subjects often meets barriers, not only those of language but also in terms of cultural traditions.
In response, our School of Education is now undertaking a research project, funded by Erasmus Plus, with partner universities, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden, Padagogische Hochschule Wien Vienna, Austria and Univerzita Palackeho V Olomouci Prague, Czech Republic.
At every level, this project aims at changing attitudes towards migrants and their families and at developing educational tools and professional development courses to facilitate the inclusion of migrants. It is also aimed at migrants themselves to help them understand different cultural codes, in order to become confident social actors in the host country.