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International Day of Education | 8 initiatives for the empowerment of students and educators

Education is a fundamental human right, a public good and a public responsibility. Inclusive and equitable quality education is a prerequisite for achieving gender equality, eliminating vulnerabilities and breaking the cycle of poverty that is leaving millions of children, youth and adults behind. Today, 244 million children and young people are out of school, according …

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Effects of Covid-19 on children and youth – The necessity of a gender-sensitive approach

The transnational report “Policy Analysis and Recommendations on youth’s mental health and gender-sensitive needs” examines the effects of Covid-19 on children and young people, good practices, and policy recommendations.   Panic attacks, loneliness, agoraphobia, social phobia, depression, family problems, peer issues, and anxiety about academic achievements are the most commonly reported mental health problems that …

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How digital entrepreneurship can help tackle youth unemployment

The rise of unemployment globally during the pandemic has dampened career outlooks, especially for youth. The latest report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) confirms that Covid-19 has disproportionately impacted young people’s economic and employment opportunities. Many young people were forced to drop out of the labor market or were unable to enter it because …

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Involving youth with disabilities in sexual education programs: a new training program for students

Many international agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNESCO call for the adoption of comprehensive Sex Education curricula to be used with groups at risk of marginalization, including young people with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. However, the availability of inclusive sexual education material is still limited and so is the experience implemented …

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Inclusion of children with intellectual disabilities in kindergartens: How well-trained is ECEC staff?

A new transnational report, published by KMOP Skopje, examines the knowledge, skill gaps, as well as training needs of ECEC staff regarding practices for ensuring inclusive ECEC of children with intellectual disabilities, in Poland, Belgium, Greece, Cyprus, and North Macedonia.   The report titled ‘Mapping the Terrain: Initial and continuous training opportunities for early childhood education …

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DigiLEAD: Launching the Digital Transformation Strategy Toolkit for School Leaders

The DigiLEAD project is the first Erasmus+ funded project that focuses on supporting school leaders and leadership teams to develop and implement digital strategies in their schools based on the needs that emerged due to the Covid-19 pandemic, while also supporting teachers and students to enhance their digital skills and competences.   The consortium gladly …

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TAMUS: A new project to support European families manage their mental health

“TAMUS – Talking About it Makes Us Stronger” is a 24-month Erasmus+ project addressing the need to support European families to manage their mental health, and to empower parents to promote positive mental health with the youngest and eldest members of their families.   Nurturing positive mental health among citizens of all ages should be …

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KMOP participated in the “Mitigating Radicalisation through Sport” Conference

KMOP was represented by Dr. Antonia Torrens,, General Director of KMOP and founder of Live Without Bullying in the final conference of the Radical (Ex) Change project, under the theme “Mitigating Radicalisation through Sport”, which took place on 8 December 2022, in Athens, Greece, and was organised by the International Olympic Truce Centre. The conference …

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Participation: What are the different dimensions of violent extremism and radicalisation drivers and pathways?

What are the different dimensions of violent extremism and radicalisation drivers and pathways? Findings from the PARTICIPATION workshop in Catania   Social vulnerability and marginalisation: are these the main causes that lead to violent extremism and radicalisation?   Over the past months, our research has focused on the different dimensions of violent extremism and radicalisation pathways to …

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Create Balance: A campaign for women’s inclusion

The CREATE BALANCE campaign was developed as a part of the WINGS project, which aims to facilitate the social-economic integration of third-country national women in vulnerable situations. WINGS provides them with language courses, psychological support, tailored employment counseling and labour integration opportunities.   The business sector plays a crucial role in supporting vulnerable groups, promoting the participation of women, and enhancing …

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