Intercultural education

EURROM – Integration of Roma Culture in Education, in Curricular and Extra-curricular Activities

The EURROM project aimed at integrating Roma culture in the educational process in schools and it was developed in a partnership between organizations from 4 countries: Romania, France, Spain and Slovakia.

The project was developed in three main phases, each phase lasting one year:

  1. Action-research on exploring the local environment (interviews with locals, oral history, reviewing archives and local symbols) and development of an educational program around these activities.
  2. Based on the experience gained in the first phase, a group of experts started developing a methodology and a curriculum that allows the identified objects to be put into practice in schools.
  3. Development and implementation of a training program for teachers (initial and in-service), in the framework of an international network of training centers for teachers and mediators, as well as an awareness raising program for the families living the Roma community.

The beneficiaries of this project were: Roma children and their families; teachers, mediators, and other educational staff; members of organisations interested in the topic of this project.

An international network of 20 schools (5 from each participating country) that are attended by a considerable number of Roma students was developed in the framework of this project.

The methodological guide for teachers and mediators developed throughout the project was published in print and online.

The electronic version of the guide is available here in Romanian:

EURROM – Ghid metodologic pentru cadrele didactice care lucreaza cu copii romi

As a follow up of this project, IIT coordinated another European COMENIUS project, titled NEWTECH, concerning the use of internet in intercultural education.