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Buddy Migrants - Building inclusive communities through intercultural education in schools

Duration: 01/01/2023 - 31/12/2024
Did you know that around 8% of the European Union's population, which equals approximately 34 million inhabitants, were born outside of the EU? Unfortunately, many non-EU born adults seeking connection to the labor market, lack a high level of education, and young migrants are more likely to drop out of school and be at risk of poverty or social exclusion. With this project, we strive to support schools in their potential as hubs for integration and therefore the development of an inclusive society.

More about Buddy Migrants

The Buddy Migrants project has two main objectives. Firstly, it aims to address the barriers that newly-arrived third country national families face when accessing social services such as education, healthcare, employment, and information. Secondly, it aims to promote inclusive environments that foster social inclusion, equity, and equality, and respond to the needs of the wider communities in the project countries.

The project's priorities are to raise awareness of European Union common values and principles among newly-arrived TCN families, encourage their participation in democratic life, and help them overcome difficulties in actively engaging and participating in their communities. Additionally, BuddyMigrants aims to develop the social and intercultural competences and critical thinking of teachers, parents, and children, and offer opportunities for participation in social and civic engagement through formal and non-formal learning activities.

The project achieves its objectives by developing a tailor-made pedagogical toolkit for the inclusion of intercultural dimensions into the formal learning process, including a curriculum for the development of intercultural competences of teachers, the creation of inclusive local groups of families for social inclusion, support for local actions by these groups, and the creation of a wide network consisting of local groups for strengthening peer learning.

You can find more information on the project website.


The consortium that develops this project consists out of 6 partners, over 5 countries:



  • Increased capacities of teachers in integrating the intercultural and global citizenship dimension in their teaching approach
  • And in teaching in multicultural classrooms
  • Increased knowledge of EU native parents and students about inequalities and cultural diversity
  • Increased mobilization of parents and students in actions which promote social inclusiveness
  • Increased capacity of project partners to work transnationally to provide quality intercultural and global citizenship education
Cofunded by Erasmus