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School for Quality of Life

Policy, practice and theory for a quality
of life approach in European school systems

About the project

Nowadays, happiness, wellbeing and quality of life are hot trends within science and society. Statistical indexes for the measurement of collective wellbeing are becoming more and more popular and their proponents have the aim to replace or at least assist the purely econometric and well-known Gross Domestic Product (GDP) index. By adopting a theoretical critical and systemic approach, this project wants to investigate the impact that “Quality of Life (QoL) Movement and Initiatives”, their indexes, policies and underlying values have on European education systems, in particular the impact on schooling experiences of students and schools staff. Moreover, the project will provide theoretical and analytical framework for the implementation of future QoL policies and practices within European education systems. Denmark will be studied as best practice and comparisons will be made with Italian and international systems.

Funded by

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowhisp 2017, Horizon 2020, European Commission

The project goes from July 2018 to June 2020.