Bridging languages and memories to foster multiple identities: "Never leave your backpack behind!"

About the project

BACKPACK ID is an innovative intervention for promoting the inclusion of refugee children at school in 4 European countries (Greece and Italy, Germany and Sweden), which are met with acute and very diverse challenges by the ongoing refugee crisis. Informed by these differences, the present approach on social inclusion advances a common account of social inclusion challenges; it sees the social inclusion of refugee children as a function of addressing the needs and perspectives of those children and their families, and local communities and stakeholders, while affirming common European values.

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Backpack ID using a bottom-up participatory method produced the following outputs in order to address social inclusion interpersonal and intergroup understanding in the school environment.

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Who we are

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Danae, my family tree

My name is Danae und I have been living in Berlin since birth, and I speak Greek, German and a little bit of Czech. My family comes from three different countries; my father’s family is from Greece, my mother’s family is from Czech Republic. My parents have been living in Berlin for a very long time. My father came to Berlin 34 years ago to study at university. My mother came to Berlin 24 years ago because she wanted to experience something new and to improve her German.