Last February 16th, in Toledo, a coordination meeting was held of the Spanish partners of the Erasmus + ‘ We all Count ‘ project, which coordinates MUS-E Italia. ‘ We All Count ‘ is an integrated project within the European Erasmus + programme and will be developed in four countries: Spain, Italy, Hungary and Belgium. This project has marked, through art as a tool, four fundamental objectives:
- Reduce school absenteeism.
- Addressing the disadvantages of children and their families through the development of school work in their families.
- Increase 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 we have 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 involve more than 120 teachers and more than 400 students from four countries, as well as with the cooperation of high school members, university staff in training and volunteers. All this must lead to a work conducted with children and their families (involving more than 500 people), as well as having the support of the community in general. Thus, it is estimated that the direct and indirect beneficiaries of ‘ We All Count ‘ can be of at least 3,200 people. The leitmotiv will be the production of a short film about the memory, the present and the future of the children and their families (with spectacles of dance, music and theatre, exhibitions, etc.), which implies a space of exchange, beginning with a search in the reality Personal and cultural one (diversity as an asset). Final products should be produced by children and their families.
‘ We All count ‘ has the support of thirteen partners, in a project based mainly on the practical and participatory. There is no space for theory as such, there are no theoretical contents, but they 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 teaching hours to look for the greatest possible involvement of the educational community. The partners are:
- Italy (Rome): MUS-E Roma ONLUS; UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE; Comprehensive Istituto Via Cutigliano; Regione LAZIO.
- Spain (Madrid and Toledo): REY JUAN CARLOS University; ALDEANUEVA Town Hall; FUNDACION YEHUDI MENUHIN ESPAÑA; CRA Rio Tajo; Alcolea de Tajo town Hall.
- Hungary (Budapest): Mus-e Magyarország Közhasznú Egyseület (Mus-e Hungary); Észak-Budapesti Tankerületi Központ (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