Ecepaa, Fundacion Red Incola, Associazione Joint, The 2nd Vocational High School of Katerini and AMECE (from now on “the consortium”) have decided to deepen the theme of social inequalities, exclusion, education disparities, and digital divide of a particularly vulnerable group: young people with migrant origins, through the development of the DO-IT project.

On July 5th the consortium of the DO-IT project, made of 5 partners from 4 different European countries (Italy, Spain, Belgium and Greece), met up at the online kick-off meeting. 

Over the chance to get to know each other, the consortium has been discussing the state-of-the-art regarding the research on the effects of the pandemic on the learning and teaching of youth with a migrant background, by also paying special attention to the use of digital tools. 

And it came up with a literature review that analyses the effects of COVID-19 on students with different backgrounds, the risk of increasing school dropout, and the

issue of the digital divide between native and immigrant students, plus the European and national best practices put in place during the emergency, to leave no one behind.

Beyond that, Ecepaa has presented and shared with partners a document displaying the guidelines on best practices, that explains how to make a best practice research in inclusive digital education for young migrants during emergencies. 

Associazione Joint presented the official logo of the DO-IT project, that shows a compass as a symbol of orienteering inside a web-shaped symbol that refers to the digital dimension of the project, and discussed the details of the dissemination and communication strategy. 

The consortium discussed the details about the creation of 5 questionnaires to disseminate to their stakeholders (trainers, teachers, youth workers, researchers and members of associations for migrants) for the purpose of the project. 

Furthermore, the consortium discussed the details of the first Transnational Partner Meeting to be held in Katerini (Greece).