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 have a lot in common with my friends. We like going for a walk and going shopping. We mostly like watching the same TV shows and then talking about them. Moreover, some people tell me that I look very much like a German girl, maybe because I'm tall and blond. But I don’t like it when people tell me that. I think I got it from my grandfather, who is from Anogia. Most people there are blond and with blue eyes. I don’t have blue eyes.