On 17th November 2020, the kick-off meeting of the Eipsi project took place in online format.
The first meeting of the project partners served for the different members of the participating teams to introduce themselves, as well as to establish the general lines of work, adjust the calendar, agree on the main aspects related to the daily management of the same and start the activities linked to the first phase of data collection.
The EIPSI project - Evidence-Informed Practice for School Inclusion (2020-1-SE01-KA201-082328), coordinated by Georgeta Ion, has received a global grant of € 371,181.00 and aims to design, prototype and test Innovative solutions for teachers and stakeholders (such as educational advisers, inspectors, public administrators, delegates) to improve equity and inclusion of students through the use of Evidence-Based Practices. The project proposes a holistic approach, which includes a 360º intervention plan that addresses three pillars:
- capacity building of teachers;
- school development;
- networking with stakeholders and raising awareness.
Derived from these three intervention areas, the project will produce tangible results in five domains by producing five intellectual products, including: 1) Systematic data sets of criteria and indicators for teachers, school leaders, and policy makers on evidence and practices informed by research for school inclusion; 2) a database with resources (effective and innovative teaching practices) for various classrooms and a digital prototype to engage teachers with quality and validated evidence and facilitate the creation of multidisciplinary associations and networks, as well as a workspace interactive for school cooperation and information; 3) training materials for teachers, school leaders, and educational counselors / tutors and educational policy makers to address school diversity through EIPA; 4) school development plan that includes intervention guidelines, materials and structures; 5) European guidelines for policy makers and community stakeholders on how to foster networking and awareness of evidence-based decisions in the field of school inclusion and equity.