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Inclusion is built in the classroom: "substantive" equality in the classroom at the center of three workshops proposed by the Sant'Anna School on the Day of Remembrance and Reception, in Lampedusa

Initiatives organized by the "October 3 Committee," 2023 marks the 10-year anniversary of the shipwreck in which 368 migrants lost their lives. Sant'Anna events were attended by students and faculty from all over Europe

Publication date: 03.10.2023
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 "For substantive equality in the school desks: building inclusion in the classroom" is the theme of the three workshops offered by the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa on the Day of Remembrance and Reception, which concludes in Lampedusa on Tuesday, October 3, at the initiative of the "Comitato 3 ottobre". The Committee takes its name from the day when, exactly 10 years ago, off the coast of the Sicilian island, the shipwreck occurred that caused 368 migrants to lose their lives. In those 10 years numerous other migrant people have tragically lost their lives for the same reasons. 

In the days leading up to the anniversary of October 3, the Committee organizes days of in-depth study on the theme of migration, involving experts and witnesses and addressing, in particular, teachers, students from secondary schools in Italy and other European countries. Also for this edition there were numerous organizations and associations that participated in various moments of the "Day of Remembrance and Reception", such as the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, which proposed, between Sunday, October 1 and Monday, October 2, among workshops to reflect on how inclusion can be "built" between the desks. To this reflection were dedicated the workshops held in Lampedusa by Simone Frega, research fellow in Institutions of Public Law, prepared together with Francesca Biondi dal Monte, professor of Constitutional Law. There was wide participation of students and faculty from Italy and other European countries.

The reflection by Francesca Biondi Dal Monte and Simone Frega, which served as a guideline for the Workshops held in Lampedusa, was recently published and is available on Franco Angeli Editore's website: