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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I live in Syria. It was me, my mum and dad, and my baby sister and Syria. My house was the stories high. I have a nice house. The house was white. We had a dog that was nice. I liked to live in Syria. The war came to Syria. I was scared. We had to escape. We went by boat to Greece. In Greece it was good. In Greece we lived with a family. I went to by bus to school. It was hot. I biked and roller skated. Now I live in Sweden. I go to school. I have friends. I like to play football and to bike. I will learn how to swim.