INCLUD-ED. Strategies for inclusion and social cohesion from education in Europe.
INTEGRATED PROJECT. Priority 7 of Sixth Framework Programme. (2006- 2011).

Contract Number: 028603

Project budget (EU Contribution): 3.361.504 euros

INCLUD-ED Project is an Integrated Project of the priority 7, 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission. Integrated Projects integrate together the critical mass of activities and resources needed to achieve ambitious clearly defined scientific objectivesstructuring effect on the fabric of European research. INCLUD-ED was the only project focused on compulsory education which was selected in the last Calls for Proposals of the 6th Framework Programme.

INCLUD-ED analyses educational strategies that contribute to overcome inequalities and promote social cohesion, and educational strategies that generate social exclusion, particularly focusing on vulnerable and marginalised groups. Europe needs to identify these strategies that will in turn be used by policy makers, education managers, teachers, students and families, and contribute to shape new policies to meet the Lisbon goals. INCLUD-ED will be focused on the study of the interactions between educational systems, agents and policies, up to the compulsory level (i.e. pre-primary, primary, and secondary education, including vocational and special education programmes), as reflected in the following diagram:

To this end, INCLUD-ED ask the following research questions:

  • Which school systems and educational reforms have generated high rates of school failure and which ones generated low rates? (PROJECT 1)


  • Which educational practices (at the level of system, school and classroom) increase school failure and which ones lead to school success? (PROJECT 2)


  • How does educational inclusion/exclusion impact inclusion/exclusion from diverse areas of society such as employment, housing, health and political participation? (PROJECT 3)


  • How is educational inclusion/exclusion affecting most vulnerable social groups, particularly women, youth, migrants, cultural groups, and people with disabilities? (PROJECT 4)


  • Which mixed interventions between education and other areas of social policy contribute to overcome exclusion and foster social cohesion in Europe? (PROJECT 5)


  • How does community involvement in education contribute to strengthen connections between education and diverse areas of society?How do these mixed interventions contribute to social cohesion? (PROJECT 6)

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