26, 27 and 28 May, Volos, Greece


Researchers, academics and members of civil society will meet to discuss about social inclusion, education and inequalities


From 26 to 28 May, researchers, academics, members of civil society and policymakers will meet in Volos (Greece) to reflect on the possibilities and challenges of a commons-oriented education in reversing inequalities.  Educational commons, refers to learning communities where decisions about the educational process are made collectively with equal participation in assemblies jointly by the teachers, learners and their guardians (when they are under age).

Taking this concept as the common thread, the  conference will address the following questions: can educational commons serve as a catalyst for reversing inequalities and an inclusionary strategy for children and youth at risk of social exclusion in Europe? How educational commons can contribute to the reversal of inequalities? Speakers and organisations from various European countries such as Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Estonia, Sweden, Belgium and others will take part and will share their experiences.

The event will take place as part of the H2020 project "Smooth Educational Spaces. Passing through Enclosures and Reversing Inequalities through Educational Commons" (SMOOTH) led by the University of Thessaly (UTh) together with 12 universities and entities (AUTh, MOMus, UNIPA, NOVA, UMINHO, MAU, UCA, UPF, TalTech, UGhent, UOS).

Throughout the conference, the results and methodologies of more than 50 case studies of the project will be exposed and it will be an opportunity to share a variety of methodologies such as pedagogical documentation, pedagogy of (active) listening, ethnography, discourse analysis, etc.

The conference is free of fee and will be live-streamed. For more information, please visit the following link: