European project

LET'S CARE | Horizon Europe

Building safe and supportive schools to foster inclusion and school achievement

Fundación Promaestro participates in LET’S CAREThe aim of the project is to improve the care dimension of educational inclusion and school success by promoting Safe Learning, Safe Teaching, Safe Schools and Safe Education.

The European project LET’S CARE, approved by the European Commission, receives funding from the program
Horizon Europe
which aims to support research and innovation, promote scientific and technological excellence and contribute to the competitiveness and economic and social sustainability of the European Union. The project is coordinated by Universidad Pontificia de Comillas and will run for a period of four years, from 2022 to 2026.

Agenda 2030 and expected outcome

We hope that the contributions of LET’S CARE will permeate the European educational scientific community: firstly, by increasing the number and quality of attachment-focused publications and, secondly, by contributing to the adoption of the holistic approach to Safe Education by leading research groups. Regarding the partnership, it is expected to have an expanded and extensive network with more than 200 schools in 10 countries, impacting at least 30,000 students.

In addition, 5 to 8 European countries are expected to adopt Safe School recommendations in their national and regional education plans, and LET’S CARE recommendations are expected to be incorporated into the 2030 Agenda. Finally, in the field of economics and innovation, it is expected that the Safe Education indexes and databases will be used by education professionals and European leaders.

Therefore, it is expected a better understanding of the economic impact of investing in Safe Education just as an increase and improvement of student integration programs and an empowerment of teachers so they can be able to develop safe and inclusive education systems in Europe.

The role of Fundación Promaestro

Teachers are key players and their incorporation and involvement in the European LET’S CARE project will depend, to a large extent, on its scope and success. First of all, it is necessary to understand how teachers experience the issue of care and attachment in the teaching-learning processes in order to obtain a realistic perspective on Safe Teaching.

To this end, Fundación Promaestro is structuring and coordinating different discussion groups made up of teachers. The purpose of these focus groups is to validate the indicators developed during the first stage of the research. In addition, Promaestro leads the training process on collaboration among teachers based on peer observation, systematization and transfer of educational practice. This process will result in a database of Safe Teaching Practices, validated by the professional community, which will be a very useful source of educational knowledge to continue promoting Safe Learning in the classroom.

Finally, Promaestro is also responsible for providing a database of European Safe Education programs aimed at improving the safety and care of pupils in order to reduce early school leaving and school failure.

Project partners

The project consortium includes universities, NGOs and third sector entities, public administrations and private companies from 9 European countries. Each brings a unique and valuable perspective. Accordingly, and depending on the type of tasks to be carried out during the 48 months of work, there are three participation profiles:

  • First, partners whose strategic orientation aims towards research and development of innovative educational solutions to address school underachievement: Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Spain); Fachhochschule Vorarlberg GmbH (Austria); Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Portugal); Akademia Ignatianum w Krakowie (Poland).
  • Secondly, partners whose strategic orientation is oriented towards the implementation and dissemination of educational solutions aimed at teachers and the educational community: Cidalia Consultoría Técnica en Diversidad SLL (Spain); Fundación Promaestro (Spain); Stowarzyszenie ARID (Poland); Panevezio Rajono Sviestimo Centras (Lithuania); Consejería de Educación y Empleo de la Junta de Extremadura (Spain); Kino Information Technology Education (Bulgaria).
  • Thirdly, partners whose strategic orientation aims towards project management, impact assessment and dissemination of results: Polo Europeo della Conoscenza (Italy); Stichting International Parents Alliance (Netherlands); Time.Lex (Belgium); Zabala Innovation Consulting, S.A. (Spain).

Do you want more information?

Visit the LET’S CARE website or email us directly at letscare@promaestro.org.

Research, reports and studies

Funded by the European Union under grant agreement of the project 101059425. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.