'We All Count' is born, a project integrated within the European Erasmus+ programme and will be developed in four countries: Spain, Italy, Hungary and Belgium. This project has four fundamental objectives marked, through art as a tool:

  • Reducing truancy
  • Addressing the disadvantages of children and their families by developing school work in their families
  • Increasing the competence of education professionals to solve the problem of absenteeism and disadvantages
  • Consider diversity as a stimulus and not as an inconvenience

'We All Count' is developed as indicated in four countries and in the cities of Madrid and Toledo (Spain); Budapest (Hungary); Rome (Italy); Brussels (Belgium). It is a project aimed at schools in these places where there is a high percentage of students with social disadvantages.

A wide range of beneficiaries

'We All Count' will feature more than 120 teachers and more than 400 students from four countries, as well as the cooperation of high school members, university training staff and volunteers. All this should lead to work carried out with children and their families (involving more than 500 people), in addition to having the support of the community at large. Thus, it is estimated that the direct and indirect beneficiaries of 'We All Count' can be at least 3,200 people. The leitmotiv will be the production of a short film about the memory, present and future of children and their families (with dance, music and theater shows, exhibitions, etc.), which implies a space of exchange, starting with a search in the personal and cultural reality of one (diversity as an asset). Final products must be produced by children and their families.

Partners

'We All Count' is supported by thirteen partners, in a project based mainly on the practical and the participatory. There is no space for theory as such, there are no theoretical content, but these are expected to be absorbed through practice and participation, in order to achieve social cohesion and create a need and a taste for learning. Part of the project will be taught in school hours to seek the greatest possible involvement of the educational community. The partners are:

  • Italy (Rome): MUS-E ROMA ONLUS; UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE; Istituto Comprensivo Via Cutigliano; REGIONE LAZIO.
  • Spain (Madrid and Toledo): UNIVERSITY KING JUAN CARLOS; ALDEANUEVA TOWN HALL; FUNDACION YEHUDI MENUHIN SPAIN; CRA Rio Tajo; City Council of Alcolea de Tajo.
  • Hungary (Budapest): MUS-E Magyarország K.zhasznú Egyse.let (MUS-E Hungary); Szak-Budapesti Tanker-leti K'zpont (Budapest City Hall); EOTVOS LORAND TUDOMANYEGYETEM (Univ. Budapest)
  • Belgium (Brussels): INTERNATIONAL YEHUDI MENUHIN FOUNDATION – The latter will be responsible for disseminating and explaining the project in the European Parliament