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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Felix, my home city Felix, my home city

I was born in Hamburg on 23/9/2007. I lived there for 1 ½ years before moving to Berlin. I have moved 4 times since living in Berlin. Initially, from Schöneberg to Lichterfelde West, then my parents separated when I was 6 years old. I was 4 years old then and didn’t really understand why dad and mum were not together anymore. I only started to understand when I was 5 or 6 years old and then I got really sad.


I would take my X-Box because I simply cannot live without Fortnite or Fifa. Of course, my pocket money cannot be left behind. The same with the Wifi router. Fortnite is a fighting game for 16-year olds onwards and it is great fun. My parents don’t really allow me to play these games but because it is animated and there is no blood, it is not so brutal. Let’s get back to the backpack! My mobile phone and its great contract cannot be missing of course. Greg’s diary, part 13 and 14 also needs to be included, after all I don’t want to be bored. A huge bottle of water ought not to be missing. But most importantly is my own health and my family!!!