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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My backpack would be old and a little worn, with lots of space and strong like a bulletproof glass. It would probably be colourful, but its colours would be a little faded. By looking at it, you would get the impression that it can’t hold the weight of many things. My backpack would have a faded shine, from the remnants of the glitter that once covered small parts of its surface. My backpack would be full of words and incomprehensible symbols.