The vision of the Nansen model for intercultural education is creating a high quality and representative educational model which will represent a role model for equal opportunities and access to education of all ethnic communities in multiethnic environments. A contemporary integrated educational model that fosters, encourages and integrates multiethnic values, at the same time promotes and supports partnership relations between students, teachers and parents, encourages community participation through establishing harmonious relations based on respecting differences.
The mission of the Nansen model for intercultural education is interethnic integration through a contemporary, multiethnic, upbringing educational facility which will provide high quality education through curricular and extracurricular activities. The inventive integrated extracurricular activities through the individualized approach towards each student, the bilingual approach, as well as the continuous team and tandem method of work have an influence on the improvement of the quality of the overall educational process, and on the development of numerous competencies and life skills among the students, teachers and parents necessary for a quality coexistence in communities of a multiethnic character.
The Nansen model for intercultural education promotes:
- Cooperation and dialogue as a tool for solving problems and bringing communities closer,
- Mutual respect between students and their families from different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds,
- Equal opportunities and treatment for all student by fostering positive relations and mutual trust,
- Cherishing the important values in the society such are: respecting the differences, open communication, dialogue, tolerance, constructiveness when handling conflicts and overcoming stereotypes and prejudices.
In order to fulfill the vision, there is a cruccial need for the continuous functioning of the triangle between the students, parents and teachers: