SEBI – Securing the Best Interest of the Child in Educational School Administration
This project aims to identify the key challenges that educational systems face in areas were the determination of the Best Interest of the Child is a prerequisite, and prepare methods, tools and processes to support evidence-based policy making supporting school leaders, teachers and policymakers. Some of the key challenges to the BIC are social inequality and persistent poverty while lack of training and ignorance of the concept persist in a number of European societies.
The primary Target Groups are:
Additional target groups are:
Primary and Secondary Education teachers
Public Institutions and Social Services
Local Community Groups and Authorities
Civil Society Organizations (such as Parents Associations)
The general objective of the project is :
developing and implementing innovative methods and practices to foster inclusive education and promote common values.
The specific objectives of the project are:
To identify the key challenges that educational systems face regarding decision making in areas were the determination of the Best Interest of the Child is a prerequisite.
To support evidence-based policy making.
To develop methods and tools that will enhance collaboration, communication and exchange of good practices in the promotion and facilitation of Determining the best Interest of the Child.
To facilitate sustainability and transferability of good practices through the development of policy and practices integration manuals for national educational systems, taking into account each systems framework.
The expected results of the project are first focused on increasing stakeholders' knowledge of the concept of the BIC as well as the EU, national and local policies and legislation as well as administrative practices in the field; the design, development and/or monitoring of policies aimed to take into account the BIC in all aspects of the pedagogical process with the aim to empower disadvantaged children and promote the rights of children in society as well as more effective implementation of the legislation on non-discrimination.