META – Minorities Education Through Art
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More than 350 researchers and education activists from Europe, America and Asia-Pacific took part in the 3 days 42nd Annual ATEE Conference ‘Changing Perspectives and Approaches in Contemporary Teaching’ held at Hotel Dubrovnik Palace from 23 to 25 October 2017.

On the 27th of November META project was presented in the International meeting “From body awareness to creativity: a journey to inclusion” in Rome, to a public of more than 70 teachers coming from all over Italy and 15 European countries.

Prior to the advocacy training, Dr. Ivan Ivanoe held a lecture on EU anti-discrimination law based on the "Racial Equality Directive" with PhD students of the Department of Education and Psychology of the University of Firenze.

29 to 31 October in Catania was held the Festival of Youth Orchestras in Italy. 400 boys and girls have driven with their music and their energy the historical center of the city.

On 29 September 2016, ERIO attended a national Roma platform meeting organised by the Belgian National Roma Contact Point in Brussels. The topic of the meeting was Roma’s access to education.

On September 22, the META project is presented as a good practice within a specific workshop of the Conference "Citizenship: a new ethic for the 21st Century - The contribution of eTwinning", to be held in Florence on 21 to 23 September 2016, organized by E-Twinning Italy / INDIRE, in collaboration with E-Twinning European Central Support / EUN.

On 30th of June UNIFI Department of Education and Psychology organized an international conference on Adult Education in collaboration with the University of Seoul.

On 20 June 2016, ERIO organised an advocacy roundtable in Ghent, Belgium. The roundtable was organised as part of the META project which aims to advance the eradication of barriers that cause inequity in European education systems, in particular those of children from an ethnic minorities or with a migrant background.

Marianne Poncelet  Executive Vice President of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation  has been selected   as key player  and representative of creative practices and invited  by  the Unit  Education and Youth Policy Analysis  to participate at a working group  organized in Brussels.

Marianne Poncelet Executive Vice President of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation  has been selected and has participated to the  brainstorming session  organized in Barcelona in occasion of the structured dialogue between the European Commission and the  cultural sector  promoted by “The Voices of Culture”.

On 10 June,  Cinzia Laurelli- European Project coordinator -at the IYMF has participated to the conference “Strengthening Roma’s political participation  organized by ERIO in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee organized in Brussels.

Following the advocacy round table on 10 the of June, in the afternoon UNIFI staff took advantage of the presence of MUS-E supporters, educators and artists to re-open the dialogue on methodology of evaluation started some months ago at the beginning of the project.

Organized by Erasmus KA3 META partnership, the first META Advocacy Round Table took place last 10th of June 2016, from 10 to 14 hours, at the Department of Education and Psychology of the University of Firenze, with the participation of over 30 people coming from the most diverse backgrounds.

An intensive debate on obstacles which deny children and youngsters with different migrant backgrounds access to cultural education and to equal educational opportunities.

The Round Table took place at the Pfefferberg in Berlin. The meeting was organized by Pfefferwerk Foundation as the first part of the META Advocacy Activities in Berlin/Germany and moderated by Guillermo Ruiz from Sozialfabrik e.V. (Berlin).

On 27th of May UNIFI staff had the change to present the META KA3 project to Erasmus National Agency in Firenze, in particular to Ms Donatella Nucci, responsibile of the E-twinning programme for Italy.

Marianne Poncelet Executive Vice-President of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation has been invited to participate as speaker to the public  hearing organized by the CULT Committee  of the European Parliament.