Oct 31, 2017Early School Leaving, News

Inclusive education for children on the move: ROBIN project and its final resultsMore than 600 educators trainer in 5 countries, a manual with 9 training modules and more than 40 useful activities to strengthen the competences of teachers, educators and operators working with minors with migrant background: these are the final results of the project ROBIN, which have been presented during the final conference held in Wien on October 19th 2017.

Two years of intensive and productive work have involved partners from Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Romania and Austria, who have been committed at local level for the inclusion of children on the move in the educational system and in general in society, preventing their early school leaving, through the development of a new learning methodology.

The collaboration in ROBIN was initiated by Terre des hommes Romania which advocates children on the move and children with migrant backgrounds in danger to fail integration and abandon their education. Obtaining minimum qualifications prevents children on the move from vulnerability, exposition to abuse, exploitation and trafficking.

According to the recommendations in the UNICEF report Early school dropout: causes and possible ways to prevent it (2009), the flexibility of the second chance curricula should be increased including extra-curricular activities, such as sport and artistic activities and inclusion projects that aim at lowering the marginalisation of children with migrant background.

To ensure that children with a migrant background complete school education ROBIN has equipped more than 600 of teaching staff involved in programmes of second chance with tools that extend the capabilities of specific support for their target, such as:

  • a deep research on the state of art in the 5 partners’ countries;
  • a need analysis at local level which involved more than 350 between teachers, educators, social workers, experts, policy makers and other stakeholder;
  • a learning methodology;
  • a final handbook which have been tested and implemented in 5 training cycles of 3 days each in every partner country.

Now the final handbook is ready to be downloaded, read and used to support teaching staff working with young migrants at risk of drop out and early school leaving. ROBIN handbook is a very useful resource, reach of tools and cues that can facilitate the work with this target: take a look on the project’s page with all the ROBIN results!

ROBIN – Reinforcing cOmpetences to Build Inclusion through a New learning methodology is funded by Erasmus+ KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices: Strategic Partnerships for ADULT education – with the main aim to develop an innovative methodology to strengthen the personal, social, methodological and technical competences of educators, to support the social integration of migrant minors thus preventing their early school leaving.

The ROBIN partenership holds together 5 organisations:

For further information, please contact Marta Orozco –