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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If I had to take seven non useful things on my journey, I would get the following: My favourite blankie from when I was a little, my two pillows I never leave behind, because I have had them since I was born, my ticket from the first time I got into plane, a little book I got from Germany that reminds me of my trip, some drachmas I have to remind me of Greece, some old pictures with old friends to remember them by, I would get a tweezer that was given to me as a gift by a friend of mine from England, and, lastly, I would take all my good memories with me.