Launch of the IncludeArt project

A few words about the project

IncludeArt (2022-1-ES01-KA220-SCH-000088779) is a two-year project that started in November 2022 and is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme. The project aims to support students and teachers to develop digital skills using new creative tools. The project will support teachers, school leaders and others interested in ways to develop digital skills using creative tools such as internet radio. The project’s activities address social inclusion including issues of religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity as major causes of discrimination. Teachers are expected to build mutual trust among their students and help to ensure that this trust is present in the classroom. The project aims to improve teachers’ skills in applying inclusive education through an innovative methodology based on the history of music and art, highlighting good examples of inclusion and success stories of well-known (and local) artists from disadvantaged groups. Participating schools will learn how to set up an internet radio + receive training in radio broadcasting to enhance creative activities and promote pupil inclusion through creativity and the arts. As a result, teachers will increase their effectiveness in their work and improve their professional skills and competences.

Opening of the project during the partners’ meeting in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

In March 2023, RADIO ECCA from Las Palmas, Spain, had the pleasure of hosting the first international partnership meeting. It was an excellent opportunity for the partners to discuss the project’s objectives and next steps. The first day started with a welcome by RADIO ECCA, followed by a presentation of the partner institutions by their representatives, and then an in-depth introduction to the idea and objectives of the project, with a breakdown of the roles and responsibilities of each partner. RADIO ECCA then presented the first work package, on project management. On the second day of the meeting, partners started early in the morning to discuss the remaining work packages. PELICAN from the Czech Republic presented the partners with an analysis of the second work package – Stakeholder Analysis, a collection of success stories and a compendium. FRAME from Poland then presented the third work package i.e. Development, implementation and testing of training modules. The fourth package i.e. Creation and application of educational Internet radio was presented by the Italian partner PRISM. Finally, the RESET group presented the fifth package, which deals with communication, promotion of results and sustainability. The partners discussed in detail the tasks to be carried out and set deadlines for their implementation.In October 2023, all partners will meet again in Palermo, Italy, for an international LTTA (learning, teaching, training) training. The meeting ended with a nice walk around the city of Las Palmas and lunch in a cosy traditional restaurant. It was an opportunity for the partners to relax and get to know each other even better. Everyone is very excited to be part of this project and is looking forward to working on it together!