META – Minorities Education Through Art
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An information meeting, with the participation of 50 teachers (41 female teachers and 9 male teachers) was organized in Madrid at the Ceip Miguel De Unamuno school  by  Fundacion Menuhin Espanato provide a deep understanding of the META objectives and aims to the  teachers  who will work in the piloting of META project in Spain.

On 7 and 8 November 2016 the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation has organized and hosted in Brussels the second META Partnership meeting. The project partners have discussed the progress of the implemented activities and the development of the META methodology.

The project "Minorities groups Education Through Art" is now online on the Erasmus+ Project Results Platform.

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On 7 November 2016 the  Fondazione Nazionale Carlo Collodi  has held  the META  internal  workshop during the second partnership meeting in Brussels.

Statistics on Literacy[1]:

  • Today, nearly 17% of the world’s adult population is still not literate; two thirds of them women, making gender equality even harder to achieve.
  • The scale of illiteracy among youth also represents an enormous challenge; an estimated 122 million youth globally are illiterate, of which young women represent 60.7%.
  • The 67.4 million children who are out of school are likely to encounter great difficulties in the future, as deficient or non-existent basic education is the root cause of illiteracy.
  • With some 775 million adults lacking minimum literacy skills, literacy for all thus remains elusive.

Children come to primary school bringing along thoughts and feelings, words and pictures, memories, ideas,  fantasies and fears. They are intensely curious about the world and the people they have met in their short, but intense, journeys. 

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.

META project has been presented to more than 40 participants at the International Meeting on Adult education in Erasmus+ to promote intergenerational and intercultural dialogue to build a society of inclusion and integration.

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.

The resolution of 23 June 2016 of the European Parliament  on follow-up of the Strategic Framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020) (2015/2281(INI))   at point 18 the resolution 

The for Roma with Roma project, an initiative of the European Commission’s DG Justice and Consumers, has coordinated a number of transnational and local events and competitions showcasing the potential for culture and the arts to foster the social inclusion of young Roma.

Teaching and learning in schools have strong social, emotional, and academic components. Students typically do not learn alone, but rather in collaboration with their teachers, in the company of their peers, and with the encouragement of their families.

Under the guidance of Prof. Del Gobbo and her collaborators, around 40 students of the Department of Education have been involved in a four months Lab on META project framed in the course of "Analysis of Education and Training Needs" for the second level degree courses in sciences of adult and continuing education and sciences of pedagogy.

Among the collected case studies on arts and education for inclusion in Europe foreseen by META strategy, experiences based on El Sistema outstand as a very good example of educational innovations through arts, in particular music, in schools and outside schools.

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 28th of June UNIFI staff met in Firenze Dr. Vittorio Iervese of University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, project officer of another Erasmus KA 3 project called Sharmed ( SHARMED is coordinated by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), in partnership with University Campus Suffolk (UK) and the Frederich Schiller University of Jena (Germany).

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.

On the 17 June, ERIO attended a consultation meeting organised by the European Commission in Brussels. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the next European Platform for Roma inclusion that will take place on 29-30 November 2016 in Brussels.