British Council and Lombardy Education Authority: a shared vision.

British Council and Lombardy Education Authority have been walking hand in hand for ten years now, taking the road to inclusion through different projects: INDIE Inclusion & Diversity, Connecting Classrooms, BEI (Bilingual Education Italy).

The challenge these actions have implied has not only boosted linguistic, metacognitive and social skills but it has also fostered the development of students’ self-esteem.

'Creating opportunities' is the shared strategy and English the main tool which has enabled hundreds of learners aged from 5 to 19 to get to know peers from other countries, at once broadening their horizons and breaking the barriers set by languages, cultures, gender, age, social rank and physical impairment.