The BRIC Project is for 3 years from January 2015. The project involves preschool teachers, young children and parents in exploring democratic engagement in public and civic spaces. The project is funded by the European Union and led by Professor Tim Waller at Anglia Ruskin University (UK) with Patti Benedetti Progettinfanzia (Italy) and Monica HallborgBarnpedagogiskt Forum (Sweden).
Aims and objectives
BRIC aims to achieve the following objectives:
- An exchange of ‘good practice’ between preschool teachers in three countries (Italy, Sweden and the UK);
- Systematic education and training around democratic engagement in public spaces;
- The development of open educational resources and targeted activities to engage early childhood professionals, parents, the local community and key stakeholders, including local politicians and representatives from business.