The Inclusion Vocabulary project, spearheaded by the Porto Cerco Schools Cluster, has been nominated for the prestigious Erasmus+ Award 2024 in Category 2. This recognition highlights the project’s exceptional contribution to fostering acceptance of sexual orientation among teachers and students in high schools.

The project ( 2020-1-PT01-KA201-078604) focuses on creating a new Inclusion Vocabulary tailored specifically to address the nuances of sexual orientation within educational settings. Through extensive research and collaboration with educators, students, and experts in the field, the project aims to develop a comprehensive lexicon that promotes inclusivity, respect, and understanding.

Upon receiving news of the nomination, project leaders expressed gratitude for the acknowledgment of their efforts in promoting diversity and tolerance within educational environments. “This nomination is a testament to the dedication and hard work of everyone involved in the Inclusion Vocabulary project,” remarked the project coordinator. “It underscores the importance of equipping educators and students with the tools they need to create inclusive spaces where all individuals feel valued and respected.”

The Erasmus+ Awards Gala 2024, where the winners will be announced, is scheduled to take place at the Casa da Cultura da Ericeira, in the municipality of Mafra. The event will commence at 9:00 and conclude at 14:00 on the 9th of April, 2024. Due to space limitations, only two representatives per nominated institution can attend.

In response to the nomination, the Porto Cerco Schools Cluster extends its congratulations to the other nominees in Category 2 and anticipates a celebration of collaborative efforts in advancing education and inclusivity. “We are honored to be among such esteemed company,” noted a key project member. “We commend the dedication and innovation demonstrated by all nominees and eagerly anticipate the opportunity to share insights and best practices.”

As the event approaches, nominated institutions are urged to confirm their attendance by March 26 using the provided form. The Porto Cerco Schools Cluster looks forward to the possibility of participating in the Erasmus+ Awards Gala 2024 and furthering the dialogue on inclusive education.

The Inclusion Vocabulary project stands as a beacon of progress in promoting acceptance and understanding of sexual orientation in high school environments. Its nomination for the Erasmus+ Award 2024 underscores the importance of initiatives that prioritize inclusivity and diversity in education, paving the way for a more equitable and compassionate society.