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Opening Windows of Opportunity: establishing learning networks and school partnerships serving migrating children in Europe through international education

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Inclusion and Diversity (2021-27)
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The Hague
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networkingstrategic partnership

TCA Description

Themes and goals:


Primary education (3-12); international baccalaureate; curriculum development; migrants; European/global citizenship; inclusion and diversity; professional development; networking.


Participants will:

1. gain a deeper understanding of the IB PYP curriculum, particularly for its potential in diverse primary classrooms,

2. contextualise the IB PYP*  curriculum at local and regional level,

3. expand their network of like-minded peers across Europe,

4. draft concrete plans for collaboration in realising potential curriculum adaptations.

* International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme

Expected results:

The ideal outcome of this TCA would be innovative partnerships, who are interested in applying for Erasmus+ funding to pioneer Learning Networks in public schools, particularly in underserved areas. 

Additional information:

In the past decade, primary classroom demographics in large European cities have changed remarkably. This change is the result of increasing mobility, globalisation and conflict-driven displacement, and has required adaptation at many levels of society. Some national curriculums have made noteworthy efforts to tailor to a more multilingual, multicultural and pluriliterate student population, while others are yet to take the leap.  

With this TCA, the National Agency Erasmus+ provides a platform for discussion on suitable educational approaches for migrant and refugee children in terms of language, curriculum, European/global citizenship, inclusion and the needs for the 21st century primary classroom.  

Serving as a backdrop for the discussion is a local case study from The Hague, Netherlands, where a public school enriched the national curriculum with the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). Situated in one of the most complex and diverse neighbourhoods in the city, the school became a learning hub for education in underserved communities. The inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework is proving to be a welcome transition to more student-centred, inclusive education.

Partners and participants

Organiser NA:
NL01 - National Agency Erasmus+ Education and Training
Number of participants:
Participants per country:
20 - Netherlands 6 - Any
Target group:
School leaders, directors Education professionals
Erasmus+ Programme experience level:
Newcomers and Experienced beneficiaries
Profile of participants:

This event is most suitable for primary school (ages 3 - 12) directors and educational policy makers. Other educational professionals in decision making positions with regards to primary education are also welcome to apply.  

Participants should be interested in the IB PYP, and be motivated to bring about change in their schools/ institutions. Participants should be eager to actively engage with peers from across Europe on the topics of the TCA. Furthermore, participants should be ready to seriously explore the opportunities that Erasmus+ has to offer in fostering collaboration on these topics. Prior knowledge on the International Baccalaureate is welcome but not required.


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Accepted places

Sending partner(s):
AT01 - 2 BE02 - 4 CZ01 - 3 DE03 - 3 EL01 - 4 ES01 - 4 HU01 - 3 IT02 - 4 LT01 - 3 LV01 - 3 MT01 - 2 NL01 - 25 PL01 - 3 SI01 - 2 SK01 - 2 PT01 - 3 SE01 - 3 TR01 - 3
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