The I_AM: “Inclusive education using Animation and Multimedia” project aims to support inclusive education of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) through an innovative person-centred, inter-disciplinary and art-based approach, implemented in Greece, Cyprus, Hungary, and Poland.

The project utilizes multimedia resources and especially animation, through a blended learning capacity building programme, to develop a welcoming environment for children with SEND in mainstream schools.

Working together with school communities, it will promote the sharing of common values of social inclusion. Respect for children with SEND rights towards their equal access to education will be promoted, while stereotypes and discrimination will be combated.

PROJECT NUMBER: 621502-EPP-1-2020-1-
PROJECT DATES: December 2020 – November
KEY ACTION 3: Support for Policy Reform
ACTION TYPE: General education and training

“To this end, the project will connect the dots between
​inclusive education approaches & techniques,
the cultivation of emotional intelligence and ​
multimedia usage in mainstream schools.”​

Target Groups

Educational staff

Children and young people with and without SEND (age 9-14)

Local school communities

Core Activities

Mapping of the current situation regarding inclusive education of children with SEND and the needs of both educational staff & individuals with SEND.

Development of effective and tailored tools, based on the research findings and an inter-professional learning framework, that will support educational staff to adopt inclusive education approaches and implement best practice techniques in the classroom.

Capacity building of educational staff, through a blended learning programme, that will support them to promote the notion of inclusiveness among students in mainstream schools. Educational staff will obtain skills on emotional intelligence, inclusive education techniques, leadership & classroom management skills, as well as basic animation development skills.

Video animation school contest to engage children, young people, and their communities in the promotion of inclusive education. Winning entries will be shown at the Animasyros International Animation Festival.

Expected results

Enhance the use of effective state-of-the art methodological approaches and tools, that support inclusive education.

Increase the awareness, knowledge, and competence of educational staff to address diversity in the classroom.

Raise awareness of inclusive educational approaches among the members of educational communities and support increased engagement.

Effectively and efficiently promoted the inclusive education of children and young people with SEND in mainstream schools amongst policy & decision makers and relevant stakeholders at local, national, and European level.