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Learning from the extremes

Learning from the extremes is a preparatory action addressing inequalities of access to digital education.

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The project, Learning from Extreme (LfE), started on 1 February 2022 and immediately took up its activities launching an open call for participation through financial support to third parties (FSTP). This call aims to fund the deployment of pilots to allow primary, secondary and vocational schools to benefit from the most suitable technical solutions to reduce the digital gap suffered by pupils from areas and communities with low connectivity, limited or no access to devices and digital educational tools and content. 

The call is open until 30 September 2022 and can be viewed on the EC Funding & Tenders portal for competitive calls (Increasing access to educational tools in areas and communities with low connectivity or access to technologies – Learning from the Extremes Open Call for financial support to remote schools) and on the LfE project’s webpage.

The overall aim of this preparatory action is to address inequalities of access to digital education by enhancing inclusion and by reducing the digital gap suffered by pupils from remote areas and communities with low connectivity, limited or no access to devices and digital educational tools and content.

Furthermore, this action aims at developing a strategy designed to increase access to digital education in the EU remote areas and communities that mostly need such support. The action will also run deployment actions in primary, secondary and vocational schools in order to implement and test some of the most suitable technical solutions to reduce the digital gap suffered by pupils from remote areas and communities. These deployment actions will be accompanied by targeted educational consultation and training services for schools and teachers.

The LfE project was selected from the call for preparatory actions, Increasing access to educational tools in areas and communities with low connectivity or access to technologies. The total funding available to the project coordinated by Institouto Ekpedeftikis Politikis is 2 370 000.00 EUR and the project will run over the next two years from 1 February 2022 to 31 January 2024.

There are 14 participants in the project coordinated by Institouto Ekpedeftikis Politikis, Greece, established in Odos Tsocha 36, 11521 Athina, Greece.