The final publication comprises the literature review, methods, observations, findings, good practices related to ECEC in an intercultural perspective and practical examples derived from the Intercultural Early Childhood Education and Care Curriculum Design for Professionals (I.ECEC) project. It was made possible with the cooperation of the partners Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts, University of Florence (UNIFI) Department of Education, Languages, Intercultures, Literature and Psychology (FORLILPSI), Eötvös Loránd University-Faculty of Primary and Pre-School Education, Galileo Progetti Nonprofit Kft., ARCA Cooperativa Sociale a r.l. and Józsefváros United Nurseries. This manual is based on the usage of the final publication. It includes a summary for each chapter along with guiding questions in order to understand the final outcomes regarding social inclusion in intercultural pre-school education. The aim is therefore to concretize a shortcut towards the use of the final publication in order to contribute to the field of education of educators and practice-oriented scientific research.
The main objective of the I.ECEC survey was to gather information about the experiences of educators during COVID-19 situation and the changes in the practice of the ECEC services.
The semi-structured questionnaire used for the I.ECEC survey was designed by the research team of the University of Florence (UNIFI), coordinated by Ph.D. Prof. Clara Silva, with the support of ELTE TOK and Erasmushogeschool Brussel (EhB) and it consisted of 4 closed-ended questions and 17 open-ended questions. It was translated in Italian, Hungarian and Dutch, with minor changes, to adapt it to specific contexts and realities. The main thematic areas/sections of the questionnaire were: relationship with children and families, routine moments, play and activities and reflections on the COVID-19 experience.
The International Recipe book, that collects healthy, nutritious, balanced, tasty and appetizing, good cooking recipes from each project partners during the implementation of the FINE! project, is a practical tool available both for organizations and families: some of which will become part of the partner menus, and some will be shared with the families by the staff of the educational institution.
We are happy to have the opportunity within the “Fine! Food and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education and Care” project to be able to present you some key topics regarding this issue. We collected articles revealing various aspects of food on the topics:
health, prevention of obesity and diseases;
nutritional principles and biology elements;
the importance of nutrition in childhood development;
eating and feeding difficulties in children;
food allergies and intolerance to food;
food as a tool for inclusion and intercultural integration;
nutrition and social inclusion of children in ECEC;
regulations regarding food and food for ECEC;
environmental impact of food, recycle and return of food leftover, prevention
of food waste and leftovers.
The Central European Initiative (CEI) is a regional intergovernmental forum committed to supporting European integration through cooperation between and among its Member States and with the European Union (EU) and international organisations. The following publication offers a useful stimulus to whoever works in the field of social inclusion and further strategies for the Europe 2020 on inclusion and active development. It contains an explanation of Social Inclusion in Europe, an analysis of the inclusion of the disadvantaged in the workplace and it ends with a collection of best practices carried out by each partner.
The PRESS project contributes to the achievement of the objectives set by Europe 2020 in education, employment, and social inclusion, and in Hungary to the implementation of the National Social Inclusion Strategy: extreme poverty, child poverty, Roma (2011-2020). The publication is composed as follows: in the beginning there is an analysis of the context, it follows a description of the project and the related partners, then there is a focus on the disadvantaged groups and what are the strategies of the European Union for them. Finally, it spotlights the Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISE) and the different national contexts.
This publication has been produced through the Erasmus + KA2 Strategic Multicultural Partnerships Project Early Childhood Education – MECEC+. It includes the description of the partners involved, the explanation of the relationship between European Union and Multicultural Early Childhood Education, methods and tools of the research, the needs analysis, and the comparison of national research reports.
The project sought to develop and transfer best and innovative practices related to work integration social enterprises and the specific professional profile of the Jobcoach. The publication is structured as follows: first, there is a brief explanation of the methodology used, then there is a description of the questionnaire and a focus on its aim: to investigate and collect the target public’s opinions of principal themes to focus on in the training module that will be created, the finality of this project.
The objective of this project is to bring European states and its citizens closer and allow them to fully participate in European construction/integration. Through this program, citizens are able to engage in transnational exchanges and cooperative activities thus contributing to the development of a sense of belonging to common European ideals and promoting the process of European integration.
The following publication is composed of two parts, the first one is theoretical-reflective which deals with memory, disability and the execution of the disabled which occurred during the Nazi-Fascist period. The second part is the operative part which includes instruments and modes of operating, activities and operative proposals and it concludes with verification and evaluation of the activities.
The All Inclusive programme aims to strengthen the social inclusion of small children living with disabilities in the years preceding the kindergarten, and adults leaving formal education and/or with reduced capacity to work. The following publication contains a brief introduction to the programme, the main guidelines and the theoretical background of the research, and finally the list of the partners involved.