The Toulouse City Council (TCC) is a recognised municipality in France in the field of education, since municipal decision of June 2001 of creating in each municipal school one leisure and educative centre associated to the school (CLAE).
A national ‘School Refoundation Act’ of 2013 has extended by law in each municipality several aspects of Toulouse experience. This law includes the requirement of setting up a four-stakeholder agreement on a local educational policy, called Projet Educatif de Territoire.
A large number of municipalities implemented this law by signing the contract and receiving the promised grants. However, the in March 2014 elected TCC took the opportunity to take education in hand again and to restructure its own policy with the aim of an alliance for children’s citizenship and education based on social diversity towards success in Toulouse (ACCESS T).
ACCESS T is a comprehensive project of a renewed municipal leadership in the field of education.
The key factors embodying ACCESS T
1. A key decision taken about the beneficiaries of the education policy, i.e. all children and young people from 2 to 18. It installed the ambition of dealing with the education on a novel view. ACCESS T is promoting education by considering the children through environmental family factors, development needs and parenting capacities. It concerns adults and children.
2. The choice of dealing with education on a broad approach considering it as an element of life and not separating the school time from the extracurricular, leisure time and holidays. The formal and informal education methods and holders are considered as contributors to the education of children, and the parents are part of the educational ecosystem.
3. This approach would concern every child whatever its origin in the wide sense of the term. Following that principle, the education is displayed in the whole area of the municipality and offering the same services regarding the situation of the child and not its address.
4. The involvement of all concerned stakeholders, children included, in a participative way and the commitment of all to prepare official contracts and the implementation of the project in order to create an alliance, embodied in an educational Parliament.
5. The willingness of entering the digital era. This ambition leads to the revision of any process and to the incorporation of ACCESS T in the smart city development.
|Award category:||new solutions to complex challenges - supra-local and local level|
|Sector:||Education (higher and lower), training and learning|
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|Keywords:||Education, citizenship, social diversity|
|Short English description:||The Toulouse City Council (TCC) is a recognised municipality in France in the field of education, since municipal decision of June 2001 of creating in each municipal school one leisure and educative centre associated to the school (CLAE).|
|Organisation:||Toulouse City Council|
|Level of government:||local level|
|Size of organisation:||>100|
|Number of people involved:||>15|
|EU membership:||EU member|