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A year on Inclusion – our theme for 2017

As with tradition at the start of a new year, we are delighted to announce a new eTwinning theme of inclusion to guide activities around in 2017.

Almost two years after the adoption of the Paris Declaration which promotes citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education, we will continue working on these broad areas but with a special focus on Inclusion in 2017.

When talking about inclusion, the conversation often gravitates towards themes dealing with the prevention of radicalisation or special needs education. Throughout 2017, the eTwinning world will deal with these topics, but we will also look at inclusion in a broader sense: how education can be mobilised effectively to promote the fundamental values of inclusion itself.

The scope of work involved in these activities will include promotion of activities and projects that help young people acquire civic competences and develop active citizenship. Ultimately the goal is to promote social inclusion and attitudes of non-discrimination towards cultures, gender, race, religion, disabilities, sexual orientation, age or any other categorization as such.

During the course of 2017, we will emphasise this topic across our eTwinning activities: from workshops and conferences, to communication campaigns, publications and featured articles on the portal.

We believe in European collaboration and if you haven’t done so yet, we encourage you to sign up in eTwinning, and to take part in 2017 activities. We are very much looking forward to a new year of exciting work involving our partners, teachers and pupils in innovative and rewarding projects.