The INTO project is a Comenius Multilateral Project under the priority “Reducing early school leaving, improving the learning of students with migrant background and Roma pupils as well as promoting gender equality and inclusive approaches to learning”.

The project aimsto promote strategies and methods that help students with a migrant background at risk of early school leavingto maintain their motivation, through the development, testing and validation of an Intercultural Mentoring Programme, based on the empowered peer education methodology. In fact, the project promotes an innovative model that fosters young people sense of initiative and motivates students with migrant background to fulfill their educational potential. The Intercultural Mentor will be able to provide support to their peers in learning, study prosecution guidance and homework’s support.

The general objectives of INTO project are the following:

(I) Apply in Italy, Spain, UK, Cyprus and Poland the Intercultural Mentor Profile, an empowered peer education model of stimulating young people sense of initiative and motivating students with migrant backgrounds to fulfill their educational potential;

(II) Develop, test and implement training and didactic materials aimed at innovating schools education system through an intercultural mentoring programme based on the centrality of young people, especially immigrants;

The outcomes of the project include:

  • Didactic Kit: conceived as self-teaching materials will contain the training framework to directly implement the model of intervention in secondary schools system;
  • Guideline Handbook: support the future implementation of training courses –  by other education organizations and secondary school;
  • Training courses for teachers from the perspective of teaching / learning life-skills, key competencies in order to set up a new model of intervention towards migrants within their schools;
  • An informal training course for students with a migrant background to become an Intercultural Mentor

The project partners are:

  • OIT - OXFAM Italia
  • OII  - Oxfam Italia Intercultura
  • USAL -Universidad de Salamanca
  • CARDET - Centre for the Advance of Research and Development in Educational Technology
  • San - University of Social Sciences in Lodz
  • Soton - University of Southampton