Project Leader
LICEO CLASSICO STATALE "SOCRATE" This high school´s mission is to provide integrated education to students, considered as both pupils and citizens, by transferring them contents and tools allowing them to develop a general method for critical knowledge. This, also making students aware of the reality of the individual seen as an actor, part of a network of relations and rules that guarantee a disciplined development of society.
Such goals are pursued through the promotion of the rule of law, equal opportunities between men and women, respect for different ideas, cultural differences and religions and, hence, compliance with the Charter of High School Students ("Statuto delle Studentesse e degli Studenti della Scuola Superiore" - Presidential Decree n° 249/98).
A feature of Italian "Liceo Classico" is focus on humanities, which are the core of teaching. This does not mean that these schools should restrict themselves to worshipping a sterile past. On the contrary, they should take methods and values from the past allowing living in the present and being more aware of oneself and the others. Actually, by adopting a comprehensive idea of humanism, the school is led to widen its subject range, and its curriculum also includes besides humanities, history and philosophy scientific subjects, which are crucial disciplines to any education. In fact, as public high schools in Italy are somehow free to supplement or slightly modify government curricula, Liceo Socrate decided to place additional focus on scientific subjects within the limits of said "freedom".
IT - Rome Municipal Government - Municipio X (Administrative District n. 10)
Rome Municipal Government Administrative District n. 10 is one of the local public authorities working to improve relations between citizens and the city central government. This administrative District covers an area with 180,000 inhabitants, who are provided services by the Administrative District Offices especially in the fields of children and teenager education and immigration policies, with special focus on social access and integration of immigrants. These administrative units are entitled to organise cultural and recreational events in their territories.
In order to meet local needs, the Municipio carries out various initiatives targeting boys and girls, including cultural and recreational activities (toy libraries, cultural itineraries), support activities (pre-adolescences support centres; drug addict support centres; social support units, etc.).
IT - CIRSES - Centro di Iniziativa e di Ricerca sul Sistema Educativo e Scientifico
Coordinating Partner
CIRSES - Centro di Iniziativa e di Ricerca sul Sistema Educativo e Scientifico CIRSES, Centro di Iniziativa e di Ricerca sul Sistema Educativo e Scientifico, (Educational and Scientific System Initiative and Research Centre) was established in 1980. Its mission consists in studying the Italian and European Educational and Vocational Training Systems. Senior and Junior Researchers work at the Centre, who are expert in educational systems and equal opportunity- related topics. CIRSES has carried out numerous research studies and provided consultancy services to the Cultural Exchange Division of the Italian Ministry of Education, the National Research Centre (CNR), the European Commission, ENEA, lSFOL, FORMEZ, Basilicata, Calabria, Emilia Romagna, and Lazio Regional Governments. Since the mid ‘90s, it has been participating both as a Partner and Lead Partner in various EU Projects, within the framework of the SOCRATES and Leonardo da Vinci Programmes. Over the last 5 years, they have carried out intercultural integration action feasibility studies, targeting groups of migrants coming from Eastern Europe, as well as research studies analysing sexist stereotypes in upper secondary school textbooks.
ARCIGAY ROMA - Gruppo ORA is a social promotion association and Arcigay´s Rome Provincial Committee. It cooperates closely with the Rome and Lazio branches of CGIL (a major Italian trade union), through its New Rights Office as well as with Arcilesbica Roma, Azione Trans and NPS, in conducting prevention and education campaigns.
The Association carries out numerous local initiatives, including:
a) cooperating in the Gay Help Line 800 713 713 Toll-Free Number, supporting the LGBT community;
b) participating in training initiatives against homophobia targeting schools, police forces, and other public institution personnel;
c) carrying out cultural initiatives, including congresses, book presentations, screening and debates on movies, etc.;
d) carrying out actions countering multiple discrimination vis-à-vis LGBT persons, including discrimination against immigrants, disabled people, religious minorities, etc.;
e) carrying out activities in schools, including training for students and teachers;
f) organising discussion and focus groups on specific topics, such as the Youth and Women Groups, and the HIV+ support Group, etc.;
Moreover, the Association is a Charter Member of "Coordinamento Roma Pride" which organises the Pride-related activities of "Coordination Council for sexual orientation and gender identity" of the Municipality of Rome, Gay Centre, ILGA (International Lesbian and Gay Association), IGLYO (International Gay Lesbian Youth Organization ).
Istituto Gestalt Firenze (Florence Gestalt Institute) was established in Florence in 1988 by Prof. G. Paolo Quattrini, who is now the Institute´s Scientific Manager, while Ms. Anna R.Ravenna is in charge of the Teaching-related aspects. IGF has three schools, located in Florence, Rome, and Leghorn respectively, where research programmes are carried out, as well as training and clinical activities relating to the evolutionary process of individuals, groups and communities.
I.G.F. organises various activities, including the 4-year post-graduate Gestalt Psychotherapy school, Gestalt Therapy Teaching Training; Clinical Supervision Training; Gestalt Counselling Training; theme training courses; individual training courses for foreign students and teachers.
Over time, IGF has signed various agreements in the social and healthcare fields, including one with Rome S.Camillo- Forlanini Hospital, which in 1992 led to the opening of the Centre for adjusting Physical and Psychic identity (SAIFIP), a counselling service targeting people who whish to "rectify their sex attribution".
LV - ISEC - Centre for Curriculum Development and Examinations of the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia
The Centre for Curriculum Development and Examinations (ISEC, which was transformed intoVISC last year), is a governmental organisation under the Ministry of Education ad Science of the Republic of Latvia. ISEC was established in 1994, and has more than 70 expert personnel. ts main activities include:
- Contributing to the training and professional development of teachers; developing on-the job training projects, curricula and methods; coordinating and providing methodological support to on-the-job training projects in Latvia;
- Developing educational standards, teaching/learning curricula and model curricula in order to organise the development, approval and improvement of compulsor y education, and secondary education in general;
- Organising and developing the national examination system, and providing centralised examination testing; cooperating with governmental and non-governmental Latvian institutions, as well as foreign organisations.
Consultis is a limited company operating n the fields of business consultancy, specialised research and innovation, guidance, education, and vocational training. It also carries out activities in the equal opportunity cross-sector, such as trainer, teacher, counsellor, and guidance expert training and lifelong training, the production of teaching material, and the development of teaching curricula, which have always been among Consultis´ priorities.
In order to develop the aforesaid activities, Consultis works with all institutions dealing with training and education including schools, training centres, and universities as well as with companies and trade organisations, with which they signed par tnership and cooperation agreements. Of course, EURIALO will benefit from such cooperation network.
ES - COGAM - Colectivo de Lesbianas, Gays, Transexuales y
COGAM is the Association that has been representing, since`1986, the Madrid LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual) community). Among its goals are:
- Defending human rights and, in particular, the rights of LGBT persons;
- Working to create a society favouring inclusion and respect, promoting freedom and equality of people, both as individuals or as members of social groups;
- Promoting social and legal equality for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation, their gender identities, and their sexual relations;
- Working to eliminate homophobic and transphobic behaviours;
- Working to eliminate all sorts of discrimination vis-à-vis HIV-positive people, and promoting their right to get public healthcare, psychological counselling, and social services.
Çavaria is an organization encompassing some 100 associations of LGBT persons in the whole Flemish area of Belgium. Çavaria provides information on legal issues and people-related problems through their web site, their magazines, brochures, etc .
Moreover, they organize events and initiatives for the LGBT community. Çavaria is involved in various educational and healthcare projects, and operates a telephone helpline called Holebifoon.
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