CIRCE addresses the issue of accent discrimination in the school environment. Accent discrimination is one of the most widespread and resistant forms of discrimination linked to the activation of prejudices based exclusively on how people sound.
CIRCE aims at achieving increased awareness of the phenomenon and more tolerance towards accent variation, which are both key to safeguarding the pluralistic, multilingual and multicultural European identity.
CIRCE will involve students and teachers in discovering the mechanisms of accent discrimination by implementing the following activities:
The CIRCE project is organized around four work packages:
In terms of impact on the long term, the project’s expected outcomes include: