RESULTS FROM A MULTI-YEAR EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION
The Project is a multi-year, long-term endeavour for the improvement of the education that is provided to the children of the Muslim Minority in Thrace. It is a product of the new strategy of the Greek State toward the Minority citizens, which started to take shape in the ‘90s. It became clear then that the policies of discrimination and marginalization that had been implemented up until that decade had negative outcomes, had prevented Minority members from integrating into the society, had led them to a dependency on the authorities of Turkey, and, moreover, constituted a shameful blot on the European image of the country.
The new set of policies has in its core the respect for the principles of “isonomia” – equality before the law” -- and “isopoliteia” – equal citizenship rights.