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ICAM - Including Children Affected by Migration


The acronym CAM (Children Affected by Migration) is used when referring to children who are refugees, asylum seekers, economic or social migrants, or those left behind by family moving to another country. At the heart of the project is the concept of ‘convivencia’ – a Spanish word meaning ‘living together in harmony’ and the knowledge that children do not learn well if they are unhappy, insecure or frightened. The purpose of the ICAM project is to increase the inclusion and improve the learning capacity of children affected by migration by enhancing the climate of convivencia in schools and at home, by raising awareness about children’s rights and the law protecting them, and by providing additional support in school and in the family for their social and emotional learning and general wellbeing. To reach this goal, the project provides for the professional development of ICAM school leaders, who will increase the capacity of schools to maintain a safe and secure learning environment and enhance Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). ICAM further integrates parent/carer education to provide additional support for families and encourage on-going SEL also in the home. The project is funded by the European Commission (EACEA) with co-funding from Erasmus+.

  • Good Practices
  • Country of origin / implementation:
  • Italy
  • Language:
  • English
  • Compliance with the Dashboard Outcomes:
    • Access to compulsory education
    • 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
    • Types & levels of (formal) non-compulsory education attended

    Evaluation ex post
    Ongoing project with regular events. In May 2021, with Eurochild, ICAM presented: Equal chances for every child: Tackling inequalities and ensuring access to education for Europe’s children in need during and after the pandemic.

    Projects’ deliverables
    Development of training tool kits used by schools to create formal and informal curricula development. Events, videos are the main deliverables on top of the actual training and evaluation of schools/educators and carers.

    A toolbox has been created, and replication and sharing are encouraged.

    Motivation for the submission
    ACE were presenters (of Immerse Hub) at EUrochild event where ICAM presented, and there are hopes for future collaboration.

  • EU Funds
  • Type of action:
  • Partnering with schools
  • Target:
  • Educators, social workers
  • Migrant children (first and/or second generation)
  • Migrant families, parents
  • Newly arrived migrant children
  • Policy makers, educational authorities
  • Principals, teachers
  • Refugee and asylum seeker children
  • Unaccompanied and separated children
  • Professionals involved:
  • Cultural Mediators
  • Educators
  • Teachers
  • Youth Workers
  • Networking - Actors and institutions mobilized by the project:
  • Government
  • Local authorities
  • NGOs, third sector organizations
  • Schools
  • Students / parents associations
  • Universities, research centres
  • Lastest news

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    New educational resources available on the IMMERSE Hub

    March 30th, 2022|Community, News|

    The IMMERSE Hub includes free educational resources such as lesson plans, workshop ideas, and articles to work on the topics of inclusion and migration in the classroom. All these teaching materials and articles are available open-source; however, it is necessary [...]