Preventing post-covid social exclusion together


Supporting social integration of young people and their families living in rural areas and small towns in less developed regions of Central and Eastern Europe in a period of an epidemic threats by developing recommendations for civil society on the creation of Local Support Groups – Rapid Response Teams in the local environment. The project is aimed at helping to reduce the scale of educational and social inequalities in peripheral areas where the introduction of remote education has caused much more negative effects than in urbanized areas and metropolises.

Head of the international research team: dr. hab. Dr hab. Piotr Długosz, prof. UP

Head of the Czech research team: dr. Vít Šťastný

IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD: 01/06/2021–30/11/2022


The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

Funding organization:

Partner organizations:

Pedagogical University of Krakow

Faculty of Education, Charles University

Faculty of Education, University of Presov

Institute of Educational Studies and Cultural Management, University of Debrecen