Name: Mediterranean Inclusive Schools

The EU education systems are facing an important challenge – the presence in schools of large numbers of children from a migrant background who are in a weak socio-economic position. In particular, the Mediterranean countries and their neighbours are one of the most affected by the waves of immigrants seeking for asylum and better life.

The presence of significant numbers of migrant pupils has important implications for education systems. Schools must adjust to their presence and build their particular needs into the traditional focus on providing high quality and equitable education. Education is key to ensuring that these pupils are equipped to become integrated, successful and productive citizens of the host country.

Thus, within classes and schools, it is necessary to accommodate the increased diversity of mother tongues, cultural perspectives and attainments. New, adapted teaching skills and inclusive methodologies are needed and new ways of building bridges with migrant families and communities must be developed.

Migration can be enriching for the educational experience of all as it can help to deepen and strengthen pedagogies, skills, and knowledge itself.

The combination of linguistic and cultural difference with socio-economic disadvantage, and its tendency to be concentrated in certain areas and particular schools are a substantial educational challenge and whether systems succeed or fail has important social consequences.

The MEDIS project is to strengthen and consolidate social cohesion, intercultural education and local language in a multilingual framework of newly arrived migrants at primary and secondary schools through the Mediterranean Inclusive Schools Programme. The programme will adapt teaching skills and inclusive methodologies needed by the educational community: teachers and other pupils.

  • Creating a school individual plan for reception and integration as a set of actions to attend to the incorporation of newly arrived migrant student.
  • Implementtion of the Language Project – where the local language will be considered an instrument of social cohesion in a multilingual framework.
  • Intercultural education – the students develop attitudes and skills needed to live in a multicultural and multilingual society;
  • Reception classroom - an open work environment within the educational centre, which facilitates the immediate and more adequate attention of the newcomer students;
  • School Adaptation Workshop - resource aimed at students who are incorporated into the educational system during compulsory high school level with lack of knowledge of the official language and serious deficits of initial knowledge;
  • Training for schools centres - an essential tool to adapt teachers' current competences to new realities.
  • Training and professional development of teachers on how to deal with diversity.


Number: 592206-EPP-1-2017-1-ES-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN
Programme: ERASMUS+; KA3 – Support for Policy Reform
Duration: 15.01.2018 - 14.01.2021
Ajuntament de Maçanet de la Selva – Spain;
Secció d'Institut de Maçanet de la Selva – Spain;
Centre for the Advancement of Research and Development in
Educational Technology ‘CARDET’ LTD – Cyprus;
CESIE – Italy;
Sociedade Promotora de Estabelecimentos de Ensino Lda - Portugal


MEDIS final conference

logo medis v1The final conference of the project took place online today!


MEDIS and Easter

logo medis v1Another school quarantine is over. Some of the classes are back.

MEDIS at new ERASMUS+ - Expectations

logo medis v1On July 14, 2020, at the National Student Dormitory in Sofia, a meeting was held on the topic "The new Erasmus program - expectations" between the representatives of formal and non-formal education and MEPs related to educational policies. During the meeting the problems and additional challenges for education in Bulgaria related to the new blended form of education (face-to-face and distance), the readiness of the system to apply it, as well as the analysis of the results after 7th and 12th grade were discussed as a result of the distatant form of education.

Let's spread the word about MEDIS among policy makers!

logo medis v1On 6th June 2020 in Chepelare, Bulgaria there was a policy makers meeting where information about project MEDIS was distributed. The mayor of Chepelre took active role in the meeting.


First institution meeting on MEDIS project

logo medis v1When the intellectual products of the project are ready, it is time for meetings with institutions, not only for promoting the products and the project, but also for joint actions for its widespread implementation..
On November 15th, 2019, at the UN High Commission for Refugees for Bulgaria in Sofia, a meeting was held between Emilia van Harten and Iva Lazarova, representatives of the commission and Stanislav Georgiev, a representative of the Regional Educational Office Sofia and Ivo Dimitrov from Know and Can Association. The meeting presented in detail the project, where and how its results are already being implemented.

MEDIS pilot training in Bulgaria

logo medis v1On April 17, 2019, the first F2F session of the pilot training under the MEDIS (Mediterranean Inclusive Schools) project was held in the premises of the Regional Educational Directorate Sofia. The training was attended by Sofia schools teachers of different age, experience and number of migrants in their classes.

Second partners meeting of MEDIS project

logo medis v1The 2nd Consortium meeting of MEDIS took place on the 3rd and 4th of September 2018 in Athens in the hospitable KMOR office.
The partners presented the results of their national researches, which will be a basis for the creation of the Handbook.

Bulgarian National Report and Depository of best International Best Practices for school inclusion

As a result of the work done so far Bulgarian National Report and Depository of best International Best Practices for school inclusion were elaborated.

The documents could be downloaded from here:

Bulgarian National Report

International Best Practices