META – Minorities Education Through Art
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UNESCO is launching until 23 November 2018 a global survey on policies and measures taken around the world to support the economic and social rights of artists.

Recently created social enterprise/ spin off of the University of Firenze MoCa Future Designers adopts art-based education and META methodology as innovative practice for social and education innovation.

From 1st to 4th of July the META project organized an innovative workshop/participatory lab “Co-living, co-learning, co-creating: CO-METAing! Three days of design in the META experience” for 18 people among teachers, education experts, artists and activists for children’s education.

The META final conference “Reducing Disparities in the European Education System. Challenges of generative education as strategic vision for European Humanism” took place at the European Economic and Social Committee of the EU in Rue Balliard, Brussels.

On 6th April in Florence the national seminar "Bridge Builders"was held and promoted by the International Students Center Giorgio La Pira.

The META project was presented to the ATEE Winter Conference organized by the Archimedes Institute from the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht in the Netherlands on 15-16 February 2018. The main theme of the conference was"Technology & Innovative Learning".

New META workshops in Berlin

Thanks to an active intervention of Italian partners, many artists, teachers and social workers in Berlin now know much more about MINORITY EDUCATION TROUGH ARTS and development of intercultural competences for talent's exploitation.

Marianne Poncelet has been invited to participate to the First European Education Summit hosted by Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

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.

UNIFI is partner to Lingua+ project, which was launched in Cyprus last October.

The fourth project meeting between the META partners took place in the beautiful landscape of Collodi and Pinocchio Park on 12 and 13th of October.

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 16 of November, Pfefferwerk Foundation was able to welcome high-level representatives from the national umbrella organization of foundations in Germany on Pfefferberg, among them the president of the advisory board and the general secretary.

The META Project has been selected  for the Thematic Cluster meeting on Social Inclusion: Inspiring Trends in European Funded Projects organized by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture  Executive Agency (EACEA).

The META empowerment workshop was held during the second partnership meeting by Professor Umberto Margiotta as representative of the Fondazione Nazionale Carlo Collodi to share the META method.

At the end of June 2017, the UNIFI team visited the META partners in Berlin. An interesting Focus Group was held together with the two school officials of the two schools involved in the pilot phase of the project: the two primary schools Carl-Kraemer and Kurt-Tucholsky.

Joining the advocacy training hold on Pfefferberg in Berlin on 21 of June 2017 in the framework of META, for most of the 15 participants was an experience comparable with a discovery tour.