The Project

About the project

In recent years, in all European schools the number of students from different parts of the world has increased. In fact, the classrooms are progressively populated by immigrant and refugee students of various ethnic-cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds.

Although most migrant/refugee parents are highly motivated to support their children’s academic success, they often face both linguistic and cultural obstacles along this path. International research has shown that because of these obstacles the performance gap between students with and without a migrant background is very high. Parental involvement is shown to be essential for pupils to succeed in school. As it has a positive impact on the continuation of education and leads to a reduction in school dropout rate.

For all the above reasons, the P2T COMMUNITY – Parent involvement of migrant children will contribute to the involvement and inclusion of migrant/refugee parents within the school context. Kindergarten and Primary school can become new doorways onto integration, places in which to exercise one’s knowledge of the language, exchanging views with teachers and other parents.

Therefore, the project aims to improve the skills of these parents, allowing them to better support the learning process of their children and to collaborate effectively with school staff to integrate into the local community.

Furthermore, P2T COMMUNITY aims to train schoolteachers, increasing their skills in the relational and intercultural field, organizing live meetings and providing them with tools and trainings on how to interact and communicate better with migrant/refugee parents.



To empower migrant/refugee parents through workshops that help them improve the host country language, digital skills and the knowledge of the school and educational system.


To strengthen the competencies of migrant/refugee parents to support their children’s learning.


To improve parent-teachers relationships and interactions by enhancing the professional knowledge of school staff and their culturally sensitive competencies.


Migrant/refugee parents

Who, due to linguistic and cultural differences, struggle to fit into the local community but have the desire to acquire useful tools to get to know the school system of the host country and support their children in their school pathway.

Teaching professionals

Who face cultural and communication difficulties on a daily basis with parents coming from other countries and for this reason are interested in enhancing their intercultural skills.

Indirectly the children of migrant parents

Who will receive the benefits of the project through cross-generational impact as their learning attainment and school well-being will improve.

By extension native parents

Who may experience barriers and challenges in the communication with the school due to socioeconomic situation, physical and mental health, lack of digital skills and so on.

Social and community workers

Who will gain new knowledge regarding school improvement in terms of collaborative and inclusive didactical methodologies.