SOCI@LL partners met to plan the testing of the project toolkits


    The third SOCI@LL consortium meeting was set for the 23rd and 24th of September, in Florence. Hosted by OXFAM Italy, the meeting was followed by two training courses targeted to school directors, teachers and local authorities, project tool end-user representative groups.

    The 15 organisations that compose the consortium, leaded by INOVA+, including three associated partners, were involved and had the chance to plan, face-to-face, the piloting of three SOCI@LL key resources:

    • the toolkit for school leaders – a set of materials that include guidelines for an inclusive school, a step-by-step approach for the organisation of SOCI@LL weeks and an array of ideas for possible activities to implement with the school community;
    • the toolkit for teachers – a package of resources composed of guidelines for inclusive classrooms, a manual (syllabus) to be used inside the classrooms and address topics related to citizenship education and a teachers’ dossier with materials to support the implementation of the manual;
    • the toolkit for local authorities – a step-by-step methodology that will guide local authorities in the creation, dynamization and maintenance of social labs – communities of local actors working together to define challenges, involve stakeholders, prototype solutions, test and collect results.

    The resources will now receive final improvements during the piloting phase, from October 2019 to May 2020. This piloting is part of the project methodology and will bring end-users together to test in first-hand the toolkits and give us their feedback.

    The five schools of the consortium will test the toolkit for school leaders, planning working sessions with the teachers and the organization of a SOCI@LL week engaging 1.400 stakeholders. They will also carry out the piloting of the toolkit for teachers, involving 650 teachers and students.

    The five municipalities from the partnership will test the toolkit for local authorities, implementing six sessions dedicated to the social lab approach and engaging 80 local actors throughout the steps of this approach.

    The five scientific partners will support the implementation of the three toolkits.

    During October month, the toolkits will be presented in public events in the four partners countries. In Portugal, this event is planned for the 10th (and is part of the #Erasmusdays action, promoted by the Commission) and will take place in Casa da Juventude de Matosinhos. Find more here.

    Curious to know more about these resources? Motivated to test them also in your school or community? Contact us to find more contact us.