Oratio Mix

Oratio mix questions intercultural dialogue at school, through the elaboration and expression of a common narrative by artistic practice


It offers pedagogical tools using storytelling as a means of stimulating dialogue and creating a creative space between students from all backgrounds


The project aims to create a pedagogical methodology, a survey on interculturality and eloquence and a knowledge sharing platform


4 European theatre companies and 8 schools are brought together in this strategic Erasmus + partnership

The project

Oratio mix is a continuation of the European project Grow From Seeds (2018-2020), tackling intercultural education in 3rd cycle classes (project publications). 
Oratio mix gives a new place to orality and public expression, which has become an educational priority. It is also opening to the whole school spectrum, from nursery school to high school. Lasting two years, this new experience combines the challenge of intercultural dialogue with that of eloquence

In schools, the first social and cultural mechanisms on which pupils will build their values and behaviour are played out. It is also at school that children learn the alternative between expressing themselves through violence or eloquence. 

Oratio mix thus proposes new methods for renewing intercultural dialogue at school. Interculturality is approached here through expression, with the aim not only of overcoming language barriers and differences but also of establishing interculturality as an added value.

This will be done through a pathway of artistic workshops, European exchanges, interviews, teacher training and events.

Together with their teachers and the artists associated with the project, the students will experiment with intercultural dialogue through artistic means of writing and representation.

Using a narrative thread that echoes in each culture, the students will collectively appropriate and reinterpret their own story and that of the Other, to finally create a common narrative and represent it. 

Through this experience, they will learn to draw on their own creativity and to listen to that of the other. They will also practice speaking out to project their story of the world and create a common one: a foundation for a more inclusive and democratic society.

The productions


A pedagogical methodology that aims to improve the students’ ability to express themselves, in order to question the intercultural challenges of today’s Europe. A method adapted to the whole school spectrum, that will be tested in partner schools. It will then be published as free access PDF educational sheets and tutorial videos.

Survey on interculturality and eloquence

A collection of testimonies and interviews with people from different fields of expertise from the 4 partner countries. These video clips will constitute a mosaic of perspectives on intercultural education in Europe and on the role of eloquence in education. They will then be disseminated in the form of an awareness campaign.

Knowledge sharing platform

A collaborative knowledge-sharing platform, which will contain feedback and testimonies from pupils and teachers who have benefited from the method. It will illustrate the method and its results, its appropriation by the classes. Il will also create a network of sharing and exchange between European teachers.

The project timeline

March 2021
Launch of the project

The 12 artistic and school partners are meeting online to start this project. It will last 2 years and will take place in 4 countries: Germany, France, Italy and Portugal.

April 2021
Design of the methodology

La Transplanisphere designs educational sequences of 5 workshops. Enriched by the partners, they can be adapted to any school level.

April - June 2021
Testing the methodology

The first tests of the Oratio Mix workshops are conducted by teacher and artist pairs in the classes of each country involved in the project.

June - September 2021
Validation of the method

Following the first tests, the method is adapted to guarantee its feasibility and quality. It is then validated by all the partners.

October 2021
Teachers' training in Paris

The teachers involved in the project receive training in Paris so that they can implement the method independently in their classes.

Nov 2021 - Oct 2022
Autonomous experimentation

The teachers conduct the workshops on their own, in their respective classes. this, on the basis of the training and/or tools provided.

October 2021 - April 2022
Impact evaluation of the method

A group of students from the Sorbonne Nouvelle is conducting an evaluation of the impact of the method on students, teachers and class dynamics.

January - March 2022
Survey and awareness campaign

Conducted by students from Sorbonne Nouvelle, this investigation questions the state of intercultural education in Europe and the role of eloquence.

Partners meeting
February 2022
Meeting and creation of tutorial videos

Partners meeting in Berlin to review together initial feedback and evaluation results. Tutorial videos are created.

Class exchanges
April - June 2022
Intercultural encounters

Interclass exchanges between France-Germany and Italy-Portugal, who meet for a week to test the methods during intercultural encounters.

March 2022 - February 2023
Knowledge sharing platform

This collaborative platform for teachers brings together the results of the test phases, feedback and testimonials.

October - December 2022
Teacher training sessions

Training courses for educational teams are organized in the four countries so that they can implement the method.

January 2023
Publishing methods

Open access publication of methods (PDF and videos). Available in 5 languages for teachers from kindergarten to high school.

January - April 2023
Oratio Mix promotion

Local events in the partner countries and in Brussels are organized to promote the project and the methods, as well as a campaign on social networks.

The 12 partners

For the success of the Oratio Mix project, many European artistic and school partners have come together.

A group of students from the Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 is also involved in several aspects of the project.

The project is supported by Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for School Education and by department 93 (Agir In Seine-Saint-Denis).