Small big steps: BODI partners meet in Palermo

Friday 10 June 2016

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piccoli grandi passi bigA nearly-finalized reader on school practices, insights on cultural diversity in early childhood education, a FB page, an appealing website soon to be filled with free resources, a plan to bring parents to their kids’ schools all over Europe, and new ideas for working with children on cultural diversity.

These are just the highlights of what the BODI project partners achieved in 2.5 days when they met in Palermo (Italy) last 18th, 19th and 20th of May to work proactively on the project implementation.

Partners from La Xixa Teatr (Barcelona, Spain), the Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus (Nicosia, Cyprus), Kindervilla (Innsbruck, Austria), and the coordinators from Elan Interculturel (Paris, France) worked together with CESIE staff to validate the work done at the first half of the project lifecycle, and to plan the future steps and activities.

The reader of school practices, which describes and analyses the existing practices adopted in schools in Europe and beyond, will be available in a couple of months for download from the project website and CESIE website.

At the end of the summer, a reader collecting the difficult encounters of early childhood education teachers and parents with diversity will also be published in all project languages, and made available freely on the BODI website.

Moreover, during their meeting in Palermo, partners experimented with non-formal exercises to regress to when they were about 4 years old to open up their minds and gain creativity for the process of developing new activities for children aged 3-6. The new tools and activities will be piloted with children starting from November 2016.

A handful of months of work separate the BODI partners from new achievements and a new meeting, which will be organized in the hopefully snowy Innsbruck in November 2016. Until then, updates on the project will be posted on

Stay tuned!

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