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 think I'm more sensitive and I get emotional very easily. I cry when I see an emotional movie. Some people don’t like it, but I don’t care, that’s who I am.

I think I'm not the only sensitive person in the world. Surely there are many others. Another thing is that most of my classmates go and learn Cretan dances. I prefer to dance more modern dances. My best friend and I learn Latin dances. I would love to take part in global Latin dance competitions and compete with athletes from all over the world. That would be great and it would make me feel different.