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Educational Common Spaces. Passing through enclosures and reversing inequalities

Objective

SMOOTH intends to introduce the emergent paradigm of the ‘commons’ as an alternative value and action system in the field of education for children and young people. The project critically draws out the implications of the commons for refiguring education and for social change in general, on a footing of equality, sharing, participation, togetherness, caring and freedom. The project will address social inclusion according to the ‘educational commons’, which we want to study, if they can operate as a catalyst for reversing inequalities, through a variety of methods such as pedagogical documentation, pedagogy of active listening, ethnography, discourse analysis.
In particular, it proposes an innovative action research program with and by children to:
a. reverse inequalities faced by children from vulnerable social groups;
b. strengthen inter-cultural and inter-generational dialogue and social integration;
c. develop vital social and personal skills for the children and adults;
d. create smooth spaces of democratic citizenship and experimentation with new ways of thinking and doing on the basis of equality, collaboration, collective creativity, sharing and caring;
e. build and foster community through differences.
Universities, research labs, municipalities, NGOs, museums, and youth organizations, in different countries, will work interdisciplinary and interculturally together to achieve the above aims from the point of view of educational commons. Specifically, various case studies will be conducted in educational premises to reverse the existing inequalities and achieve an active social exclusion for vulnerable children and youth. In short, a cross-cutting, cross-disciplinary analysis about the role of educational commons must be seen as crucial to provide policymakers new, innovative and more efficient tools for proposing new policies to better engage children and adults in developing a more secure and resilient economic, political and social model of Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2020
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 482 125

Participants (11)

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 223 250
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 173 937,50
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MALMO UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 385 125
Address
Nordenskioldsgatan 1
205 06 Malmoe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE CADIZ
Spain
EU contribution
€ 219 500
Address
Centro Cultural Reina Sofia Paseo Carlos Iii N9
11003 Cadiz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET OSNABRUECK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 262 000
Address
Neuer Graben/schloss 29
49074 Osnabrueck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 208 250
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 252 000
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 204 125
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 283 562,50
Address
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 210 000
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MITROPOLITIKOS ORGANISMOS MOUSEION EIKASTIKON TECHNON THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 83 875
Address
Kolokotroni 21
56430 Thessalonikis
Activity type
Research Organisations