The main objective of SALEACOM is to address educational and social exclusion in schools and learning communities. SALEACOM seeks to create an International Research Network that has the following aims:
1. To increase worldwide cooperation in the study of successful actions with children and youth systematically underserved
2. To provide high-quality training programs for teachers and educational researchers aiming at overcoming inequalities
3. To develop interdisciplinary solutions for and with learners most heavily affected by inequalities, including access and quality of higher education
4. To design strengths-based methodologies for international comparative research to further the impact of research on the lives of students who have been historically excluded
5. To create a global program of successful educational actions to be implemented across educational systems.
This project consists of secondments of research and innovation staff (exchanges) with an in-built return mechanism. The organisations constituting the partnership contribute directly to the implementation of the joint research and innovation activities by seconding and/or hosting eligible staff members.
The secondments will be based on partners’ complementarities in skills, methodological expertise and knowledge of several excluded populations that face similar challenges globally (i.e. Roma, Indigenous populations, African American, among others.). The complementary competences of the participants as well as other synergies will be done through networking activities, organisation of workshops and seminars to facilitate sharing of knowledge, new skills acquisition and career development for research and innovation staff members. In parallel, the project involves the exploration of paradigms, principles and practices in order to overcome inequalities in schools and learning communities.
The SALEACOM project proposes the collaboration between research groups in six countries (Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Hungary, Spain, USA) and one non-academic institution (Drom Kotar Mestipen) in Spain in order to promote international collaboration through research and innovation staff exchanges based in Europe (EU Member States and Associated Countries) and outside Europe (third countries).
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 645668. This communication reflects the views of the CPS only and the Research Executive Agency cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.