This is the “CoDeS Case Wiener Neudorf” blog, titled:
The Wiener Neudorf Inclusion Project: Collaboration between educational institutions and municipality for sustainable development
This blog describes the case of a school community collaboration for ESD developed in Wiener Neudorf, Austria. This is one of the cases collected within the frame of Comenius Network CoDeS.
“The Wiener Neudorf Inclusion Project” is the case of an ongoing partnership (since 2006) between all local educational institutions – 4 kindergartens, an elementary school with about 16 forms, the music-school and two after-school care clubs – and the municipality fostering a culture of togetherness according to inclusive values like appreciating diversity, equality and equity, cooperativeness, participation, community and sustainability. In the beginning the focus was on educational institutes’ cooperation. Over the years living/working together in the community became more and more important – value-based educational and community development. The Index of Inclusion helps as resource for self-evaluation and improvement to keep on the way. The aims and purposes of the collaboration, the processes, the tools, the conditions for success as well as emerging barriers will be presented by taking a multistakeholder perspective.