Countries involved:

Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland and Romania


Overall objective:

  • To take stock and further develop the outcomes of the past projects of the Programme, in particular the “whole community approach” as a means of strengthening democratic school governance. The “whole community approach” was the main suggestion point of a project entitled “Addressing Violence at school through EDC/HRE” from the Programme’s 2015 cycle. The current project will also take advantage of some other outcomes of Programme’s previous projects such as “Travel pass to democracy” and “Teaching controversial issues”.
  • To experiment the “whole community approach” in a pilot scheme to be applied and evaluated in each partner country through action research.


Expected outcomes:

  • Piloting in each partner country: carrying out action research using the “whole community approach”
  • Developing a strategic plan for inclusive practices in each selected school site and implementation
  • Assessment of the outcomes of the project at the country level
  • Developing project’s recommendations
  • Publication and dissemination of results at the national and international level







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Democratic School Governance for inclusion: a whole community approach

Lessons learned and results of the implementation of the whole community
approach for social inclusion. A report produced in co-operation with
Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland and Romania

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