Members

This project is made up of a consortium of six European educational institution members. IMEB is the project's coordinating member. Each of the members is listed below:

Spain

a) Barcelona Municipal Institute of Education (IMEB)

IMEB is an independent Barcelona City Council organisation created in 1993, which acts to ensure that the education provided is suitable for the city's needs, correcting territorial imbalances and social inequalities by helping to improve the educational system. It also implements numerous initiatives to promote participation, innovation and the improvement of educational activities in the city, as part of Barcelona's commitment as an educating city.

Link: www.bcn.cat/educacio

b) Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

The UAB is a non-profit higher education institute founded in 1968 that enjoys a leading position among the most prestigious international university rankings.
Two of the UAB's research teams are taking part in this project:

The Research Team in Diversity and Inclusion in Complex Societies (ERDISC). This is a research group in the UAB's Department of Applied Education which focuses on building up knowledge and communal social-action projects centred on managing diversity from an inclusive perspective in the context of a complex society.

The Research Group in Plurilingual Teaching and Interaction (GREIP). It carries out its activities in the Department of Didactics of Language, Literature and Social Sciences at the UAB. The fields of application of its studies are: initial and ongoing teacher training; educational linguistic policies; linguistic centre projects and plurilingual didactics.

Link: www.uab.es

c) University of Barcelona (UB)

Created in 1450, the University of Barcelona (UB) is an important centre for education, science and critical thinking. The PLURAL (School Plurilingualism and Language Learning) research group has been focusing its work on language teaching in plurilingual environments. The group has made a thorough examination of the beliefs held by teachers, at work and during training, under the framework of the project.

Link: http://www.ub.edu/

Portugal

a) University of Aveiro

The University of Aveiro was founded in 1973 and enjoys a strong research profile, acting as a regional network for promoting education and training with strong links to the community. The research team taking part in the project has considerable experience in training teachers in educational research. It has also taken part in internationally funded projects on mutual understanding of languages, language awareness and raising awareness of reading promotion.

Link: www.ua.pt

Germany

a) Universität Hamburg

Universität Hamburg, founded in 1919, is northern Germany's biggest research and education institute and one of the country's most important universities. It carries out important research in the area of plurilingualism, heterogeneity and education. The research team has taken part in several European-level projects on plurilingualism and multiculturalism and has vast experience in the field of linguistic heritage and immigrant communities.

Link: www.uni-hamburg.de