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Pilot interventions for the support of Muslim children in Thrace Nursery Schools MIS 5003740

Start Date: 01/02/2017

End Date: 31/12/2019

The subject of the Operation is the design and implementation of a pilot pre-school education programme through the simultaneous presence inside the classroom of both the kindergarten teacher and an associate member of the minority holding a university degree, with an aim to manage the educational environment effectively through activities that support the cognitive, social and linguistic development of the children, taking advantage of their mother tongue as well.

The pilot will be implemented in a small number of nursery schools in Thrace for two school years in the form of an action-research which will combine: a) continuous scientific support for the nursery teachers and their associates by the Scientific Project Team (SPT) and the specialists and b) the organisation of activities aiming at involving parents as well.

Through a dynamic process of continuous scientific support, feedback and training, the Scientific Project Team will draw conclusions and will make recommendations for implementation in the future.


  • harmonious integration/ socialisation of the minority pre-school-age children in nursery schools.
  • Help children become familiar with Greek language and prepare them for successful achievements in the first grades of Primary School

Implementation Process: The pilot intervention will take place at 6 nursery schools in Xanthi and Rodopi districts for the school year 2017-2018 and in 12 nursery schools, for the school year 2018-2019.

Deliverables: a) A guide of tools for recording the educational process and its results b) A guide of general principles and indicative/proposed practices c) Training material

Co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) within the framework of the Operational Programme “Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning 2014-2020”.

Project Manager: Irene Kyriakidi