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Skills Development in Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe
international cooperation
Erasmus Plus - KA2 Strategic Partnership
Erasmus Plus 2020
Main ERC field: 
Social Sciences and Humanities
Unict role: 
Duration (months): 
Start date: 
Monday, June 21, 2021
End date: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Total cost: 
€ 127.480,00
Unict cost: 
€ 64.925,00
Galileo Progetti Nonprofit Kft.
Principal investigator in Unict: 
Prof.ssa Roberta Piazza
University department involved: 
Department of Educational Sciences
  • Privatna predskolska ustanova "Montessori IQ kutak"
  • Erasmushogeschool Brussel
  • Centro Social de Soutelo
  • New Bulgarian University


The overall aim of the project will be improvement quality of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services provided to preschool children and professionals allows them to gain innovation knowledge and experience for learning of key competence and social skills related to STEAM child-centered approach.

The project supports the professional development of pre-schools teachers/educators, the acquirement and development of key competences, skills and attitude, in order to foster the quality of their work, with a consequentially development of their employability.

Project aims also to promote the lifelong learning and foreign languages learning, also through learning mobility experiences, and socio-educational and personal development regarding the social context, the inclusion and integration issues of participants, and promotes the intercultural dialogue, strengthening knowledge and acceptance of diversity in society.