Intercultural education

EDE – Education through Diversity in Europe

This project was an action research developed in a partnership between researchers, teachers and educators from eight countries of the European Union with the aim to study the conditions and the possibility of education through diversity. Diversity is a richness that needs to be cultivated in order to open the perspectives of teachers and students in order to deconstruct stereotypes and prejudices. The action research studies carried on in this project took into account the diversity of sex, ethnicity and socio-cultural background.

The main objectives of the research were to:

  • Deepen the understanding of the notion of diversity in various countries;
  • Study relevant, creative and replicable actions regarding education for and through diversity in schools and outside of schools (formal and non-formal education);
  • Develop a network of teachers, policy makers and researchers focused on this topic and ready to share their experiences and approaches.

The research was carried on in eight countries: Bulgaria, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania and United Kingdom.

One book was published in French as an outcome of the project:

Eduquer par la diversité en Europe

Expérimentations croisées dans huit pays d’Europe

Véronique Bordes, Marie-Anne Hugon, Geneviève Pezeu (dir.)

Collection Education comparée, L’Harmattan, 280 pages

The final report of the project is available here:

ADD PDF 1_EDE_Rapport_synthese_13p

Project Duration: 2006-2008


Fédération des AROEVEN PARIS et régions en FRANCE  (coordinator)

Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. CREF: Centre de Recherche Éducation et Formation PARIS, France

Université de LILLE. I, IUFM de DOUAI, France

London Universisty, Institute of Education, UK

Intercultural Institute of Timisoara, Romania

University ‘Vasile Alecsandri’ of Bacau, Romania

University of Bologna, Italy

University of Pavia, Italy

University of Bari, Italy

Escola Superiora de Educaçao do Instutito Politécnico do Porto, Portugal

School 72 “Christe Botev” Sofia, Bulgaria

University of Helsinki, Finland

Ady Endre Gimnazium, Nagyatad, Hungary

University of Pecs, Hungary

Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary