By Calin Rus, Director, Intercultural Institute, Timisoara, Romania

Doing harm with good intentions for Roma children

12/01/2022 Strasbourg, France

The purpose of the paper is to draw the attention of readers of some risks that can be encountered when trying to do the “right thing” and in the efforts of improving the education of Roma children and does not intend to place blame on anyone. Based on several theories developed and tested with...

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13 December 2021 Strasbourg, France

The European Commission (EC) and Council of Europe (CoE) Joint Project “Inclusive Schools: Making a Difference for Roma Children (INSCHOOL)” aims at supporting the design and implementation of national inclusive education policies in the Czech Republic, Romania and the Slovak Republic and...

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COVID-19 Pandemic and the Promotion of Inclusive Education

20 Oct 2021 Strasbourg, France

This brief text presents some reflections that can be relevant for teachers, school managers and education policymakers. By Calin Rus Director, Intercultural Institute, Timisoara, Romania 1. COVID-19 crisis increased inequalities in access to quality education The COVID-19 pandemic revealed...

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Raslavice Elementary School – recollection of spring/summer activities

15/11/2021 Raslavice, Slovak Republic

In spring 2021, a series of activities focusing on the inspirational story of the Zoltak family, a Roma family from Raslavice, were carried out by Raslavice Elementary School in the Slovak Republic within the framework of the joint EU/CoE project Inclusive Schools: Making a Difference for Roma...

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Teachers and the challenges related to the return to school – EduRoma survey results

08 October 2021 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

In April 2021, eduRoma association conducted a survey in schools in the Slovak Republic with the aim of mapping the needs of teachers to improve the education of Roma students upon their return to school. The 24 teachers who participated in the survey were selected among seven Slovak schools...

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Documentary video about Chitila Secondary School in Romania

Watch the video (in French) Are you curious about how the INSCHOOL project assists the schools? Would you like to know how the Chitila Secondary School implements the inclusive education concept, how it works with its pupils and their parents? The French association Réseau Canopé paid a visit...

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Conclusions of the INSCHOOL Stocktaking Conference 2021

28/06/2021 Online

Within the framework of the joint European Union & Council of Europe Project – Inclusive Schools: Making a Difference for Roma Children (INSCHOOL), a Stocktaking Conference took place on the 28 June 2021 via a videoconference. The participants discussed achievements of the project as well as...

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INSCHOOL grant activity update from Mitocu Dragomirnei School

20/06/2021 Romania

As part of the grant implementation supported by the Joint European Union and Council of Europe INSCHOOL project, throughout the first half of 2021, various activities were implemented at Mitocu Dragomirnei School in Romania. First, a training course for parents and teachers was organised. The...

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INSCHOOL Stocktaking Conference 2021

24/06/2021 Strasbourg, France

Within the framework of the Joint European Union & Council of Europe Project – Inclusive Schools: Making a Difference for Roma Children (INSCHOOL), a Stocktaking Conference will take place on the 28 June 2021 from 14:00 until 16:45 via a videoconference. The Conference will bring together policy...

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“Distance learning for everyone!” The positive impact of the INSCHOOL project-supported activity in the Slovak Republic

14/06/2021 Slovak Republic

As part of the Joint EU&CoE INSCHOOL project implementation in the Slovak Republic, the Stefana Nahalku Primary School with Kindergarten in Liptovská Teplička, has implemented an activity called “Distance learning for everyone!” The activity aimed at ensuring children's access to material and...

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Call for consultancy services for the delivery of INSCHOOL Project Evaluation

07 May 2021 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe is currently implementing, until 30 June 2021, a Joint Project of the European Union & Council of Europe “Inclusive Schools Making a Difference for Roma Children” (INSCHOOL) aiming at enhancing social inclusion of Roma by promoting inclusive education and training in...

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“So Keres?” Podcast series in Romania supported by INSCHOOL

03 May 2021 Bucharest, Romania

The first episode of the new podcast “So Keres?” aired on 8 of April 2021, on the occasion of this year’s celebration of International Roma Day. The initiative is supported by the INSCHOOL project and led by the national coordinator for Romania; Gelu Duminica. The main aim of the podcast is to...

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INSCHOOL Training on quality and inclusive education for teachers and education professionals

31 March 2021 Strasbourg

On Thursday, 25 March 2021, the first session of the training course on quality and inclusive education for teachers and education professionals took place online. This opening of the training aimed to familiarise participants with the Council of Europe work in the area of inclusive education,...

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Experts' Perspective - The new norm of unpredictability?

23 March 2021 Budapest, Hungary

by Vivien Gyuris and Andrea Gruber The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new norm into the world with limited perspective for our lives to become ‘normal’ again. What we have been experiencing over the past year reflects the reality we all have to continue facing in the future. Education...

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INSCHOOL Project’s contribution to UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report

As part of UNESCO’s efforts toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goal on education (SDG4), the Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report) is published annually to monitor the progress made in education area and the implementation of national and international strategies to help...

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(Romanian) Opinie de Expert - Profesorii Sufletului Meu

9 Martie 2021 București, România

"Un tânăr din comunitățile dezavantajate are o singură șansă în viață, și aceasta înseamnă să aibă parte de un profesor bun și de o școală de calitate. Dacă nu are parte de aceste lucruri, totul e, aproape, în zadar" Andreas Schleicher, director direcția Educație și Competențe, OECD, in discurul...

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Expert's Perspective - Teachers of my Soul

9 March 2021 Bucharest, Romania

"A youth from disadvantaged communities has one chance in life and this is being lucky enough to meet good teachers and benefit from good quality schooling. If he/ she does not have these chances everything is almost in vain" - Andreas Schleicher, manager of the Education and Skills Division,...

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Microgrant scheme in support of quality inclusive education in 40 schools in Romania

25 February 2021 Bucharest, Romania

via Council of Europe - Roma and Travellers website On 9 October 2020 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Education and Research of Romania (MoER) setting quality inclusive education and training as a common priority. Following this positive...

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INSCHOOL National Workshop in the Czech Republic

10 December 2020 Online

On 10 December, the INSCHOOL Project in the Czech Republic has organized an online national workshop with the participation of school directors, teachers, Roma municipality coordinators, educational experts, as well as the INSCHOOL coordination team. The online workshop gathered around 30...

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School Education Gateway - Webinar on Intercultural Education

17 November 2020 Online Webinar

Via School Education Gateway website 17 November 2020 | Duration: 67 minutes What was this webinar about? The first presentation aims at promoting the whole-school approach to intercultural learning and points teachers to tools for nurturing intercultural competence in the classroom. It also...

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