This Project was originally born in Spain at the local level when Euroacción was invited by the Department of Family and Social Policy of the Region of Murcia to organize a series of workshops in several secondary education centres in Murcia in order to develop prevention activities about youth violence, bullying and other disruptive behaviours among students. As a result of this initiative and mainly because of its success, we have agreed with our European Partners to extend this Project from the local to a transnational level, by submitting our grant application to the ERASMUS PLUS Programme, in the field of School Educations.
The ICARO Project aims to plan and develop specific innovative actions to prevent and reduce the violence in high school among pre-adolescent and teenagers between 11-16 years old, through research, training courses, counselling and support activities for professors and teachers, students and families through approaches based on no-formal education, and an integral humanistic and holistic approach.
Objective of the project:
· Evaluate the professional needs of teachers and professors that work at contact with young people with disruptive behaviours (such us violence, episode of bullying and harassment and other different forms of youth violence), either like perpetrators or victims;
· Create a specific curriculum for teachers, professors and social educators aimed at the develop of specific competence to identify, develop and improve their ability in the managing of violent behaviours and handle the difficulties in the personal and professional level.
· Create a manual with new tools and approach based on the no-formal education, integral humanistic and holistic approaches to fight the violence in the schools and in the student’s family environment;
· Promote the acquisition of competence and skills needed to teachers, professors and educators who carry out complementary activities in schools in order to improve their performance with difficult and/or with violent behaviours students in the class.
The students who present violent and complex to deal behaviours aged between 11 and 16 years, their family and their educational staff. We expect to directly involve 120 students, 50 family and 200 professors from the following countries: Spain, Italy, Slovenia and Poland.