The project’s consortium consists of schools and NGOs with educational activities which have successful former and ongoing programmes for students with refugee background and are ready to transfer their good practices, thus contributing to create a knowledge basis on existing practices and educational tools. Starting from this point, in order to be able to transfer successful and good practices in order to strengthen the teachers’ competencies towards education of refugee students within the framework of our project, five organisations from three countries established a strategic partnership:
- Karacabey District National Education Directorate
- Ömer Matlı Primary School
- Murat Hüdavendigar Primary School
- Berufskolleg Ostvest
- Institute for Cultural Relations Policy
The consortium is led by the Karacabey District National Education Directorate and along with the partners based in Turkey and the Berufskolleg Ostvest, this project brought the very first international experience in cooperation within an educational development programme. The Institute for Cultural Relations Policy has already implemented short-term international educational and mobility projects and was already experienced in strategic partnership projects, thus having an important role in transferring its existing knowledge and experience.
One of the core aims of the project was to strengthen our teachers’ qualifications in order to provide more benefit to refugee students with all partners, especially our institutions and local partners.
Within the scope of the project, all partners contributed to the successful implementation in each phases. In this context, they formed project working groups and they gave project executive team members. Karacabey District National Education Directorate coordinated all activities, planned services, and ensured that the process was carried out in accordance with the purpose for the successful execution of the project activities. Berufskolleg Ostvest and the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy were responsible for organising transnational partner meetings in Germany and in Hungary, along with local workshops and study visit which helped the participants of the mobilities to get familiar with the practices of the partnering countries.