FIERST: A Cross-Country Effort to Train, Support, and Change Mindsets in Public Schools

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From Inclusive Education to Real Scale Transfer (FIERST) is a three-year project funded by the Erasmus+ KA3: Support for Policy reform. The project aims to pilot effective ways for upscaling good practices for inclusive education from innovative teachers at the regional, national, and European levels. The partners in the three pilot countries—Bulgaria, Estonia, and Romania—are working with mainstream teachers and are changing their mindsets by training and supporting them to create and run professional learning communities (PLCs) in their schools, and to apply at school-level good practices for inclusive education.

During the workshop attendees learned more about the PLCs, the practices upscaled in each pilot country, effective interventions when training and supporting mainstream teachers, what made the consortium partnership effective, and how the project’s findings could be used at the broader European worldwide levels.


Gergana Efremova

Institutional Partnerships Manager

Teach For Bulgaria

Adriana Sumanaru

Public Funds and Foundations Manager

Teach for Romania

Mona Mägi Soomer

Head of Community Development

Noored Kooli SA

Stephanie Oberheidt

Global Director- Multilateral projects

Teach For All

Xavier Prats-Monne

Special Advisor

Teach For All