The 2023 edition of the Festival of Europe hosts an initiative of the research group Social Studies on Science, Education, Communication of the Research Institute on Population and Social Policies of the National Research Council – CNR-IRPPS which organizes annually, together to the Ministry of Education and Merit, the Officine Educazione Futuri, a project which, starting from 2017, involves the scientific community and social actors – teaching staff, the student community, policy makers, businesses and associations active in the area – in reflecting on issues strategies of education and educational policies.
In Florence, in Piazza della Repubblica, within the Erasmus+ Space, on 8 May from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, the researchers of IRPPS, National Research Council, Claudia Pennacchiotti, Adriana Valente and Valentina Tudisca, in collaboration with the Erasmus+ Indire Agency and the USR Toscana are organizing a working table entitled ‘Inclusions and exclusions in educational contexts’ which will host students from the Tuscan provincial councils.
An opportunity to share, reflect and talk with girls and boys about inclusion, starting from the definition of exclusion and then identifying possible solutions, facilitators and strategies to break down the social, economic, cultural, gender, religious, linguistic barriers that exclude and marginalize.
The theme of inclusion and diversity is one of the four priorities of the Erasmus+ program on which the European Commission is investing heavily to encourage participation, promote diversity in all its forms to break down stereotypes and discrimination. The principles of equality and inclusiveness are part of the founding values of the European Union, are enshrined in the EU treaties and have always been an important aspect of the Erasmus programme. However, it is with Erasmus+ 2021-2027 that they become transversal priorities for all educational fields, both formal and non-formal.
Participation in the focus group is by invitation.