Online Digital Database – Resource2022-04-07T11:55:57+02:00
EGERIA PROGRAM. For the inclusion of immigrant students in intercultural schools.


Egeria Program addresses the issue of migrant students’ inclusion and the handling of interculturality within the educational community. The first time this program was delivered was 2006-2007 academic year. EGERIA Program is a proposal designed for all educational centers in Spain but especially offered to those centers that belong to FERE-CECA (Catholic Schools Federation) that comprises 5,939 educational centers across Spain. The general aim of the project is the inclusion of migrant students through a tool to help teachers and principals to rethink and reorder all areas and structures of the educational center to become more intercultural. EGERIA program is divided into four parts: a) The school in the world, which provides a theoretical framework and description of the migration phenomenon and how it is addressed at schools; (b) The world in the school, which offers a self-assessment questionnaire of intercultural education in educational communities; (c) The specific proposals of the EGERIA Program to achieve the migrant students’ inclusion within the framework of an intercultural school; d) Selection of appropriate materials, training courses, bibliography, websites, articles and proposals to give practical responses and suggestions to the objectives listed above. EGERIA program is funded by FERE-CECA (Catholic Schools Federation).

  • Good Practices
  • Country of origin / implementation:
  • Spain
  • Language:
  • Spanish
  • Compliance with the Dashboard Outcomes:
    • Children complete compulsory education
    • Children maintain their cultural identity while adopting new cultural values and intercultural competences
    • Children remain in (formal) education beyond compulsory levels / Access to (formal) non-compulsory education
    • Children's academic skills
    • Children's competence in host language
    • Children's life satisfaction / happiness
    • Children's sense of belonging
    • Friends and peers (bridges)
    • Friends and peers (support)
    • Institutions
    • Teachers

    Evaluation ex post
    Information not available

    Projects’ deliverables
    EGERIA Program Website includes all questionnaires and materials, and EGERIA Program Book compiles all information and proposals related to the program

    This tool is designed to be applied in any educational center in Spain (although it is specifically addressed to be a tool to promote migrant inclusion in catholic schools).

    Motivation for the submission
    EGERIA Program addresses all possible areas and levels of intervention within a school (children, families, teachers, principals, physical spaces, trainings…) that are potential areas to promote inclusion of migrant students. It also includes stakeholders at meso and micro level.

  • Foundations
  • Type of action:
  • Extra-curricular activity
  • Language class
  • Vocational training
  • Target:
  • Migrant children (first and/or second generation)
  • Migrant families, parents
  • Newly arrived migrant children
  • Principals, teachers
  • Professionals involved:
  • Principals
  • Teachers
  • Networking - Actors and institutions mobilized by the project:
  • Schools
  • Universities, research centres
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