ICC has been and is a solver or co-solver in a number of projects.

Which ones are they?

Changing Our Story: The Pursuit of Inclusive Education

Using the method of storytelling, partner institutions from Czechia, Slovakia, the Netherlands and Ghana aspire to rewrite the narrative on inclusive education and offer an insight to the application of inclusive principles within learning environments in higher education.

We recognize inherent inequalities in the system that have a negative impact on student success outcomes and struggles of making inclusive learning environments a reality. By inviting students, staff and faculty within higher education to engage in various forms of storytelling, ‘Changing Our Story: The Pursuit of Inclusive Education’ strives to remove the illusion behind what it takes to build inclusive principles within class settings.

Through tailor-made activities and a practically-oriented approach we want to address the challenges and opportunities we face in our institutes and countries and bring solutions and innovative results in the field, while taking our local and cultural contexts into consideration. 

We intend to organize seven events between 2022 and 2024 including two international conferences on inclusion and diversity, as well as summer schools and professional development visits. 

The results of the project created by experts, school staff and students will be a comprehensive online course that will guide its attendees through the topic of inclusion, art exhibition and documentary.

Contact person: Kateřina Benýrová, 

Project reg. no: 2021-1-CZ01-KA220-HED-000031180

Project is co-funded by the European Union. 

You can find more info about Erasmus+ Programme on the “DZS- Czech National Agency” website.

Project website:
Instagram: @changingourstory

Systematic support of mental health of adolescents

The capacities of regional services supporting the mental health of children and adolescents, as well as the care of individuals with mental illness from this target group, are insufficient.

We will increase awareness of the topic of mental health and illness, destigmatize the topic, support spreading of good practice and generally expand the services offered in the Pilsen Region.

We will organize educational, preventive and destigmatizing activities for students in schools in order to increase mental health awareness and contribute to the destigmatization of people with experience of mental illness.

We will provide comprehensive education of pedagogical staff and people working with children and adolescents with an emphasis on primary prevention in the field of mental health and destigmatization of the topic of mental illness in cooperation with the project partner ” Regional Centre for Education and Language School with the right to a state language exam“.

We will increase the efficiency of the existing counselling and therapeutic services of the Psychological Counselling Centre at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen by expanding consultation hours and introducing new methods and approaches (e.g. crisis chat, email counselling, recovery approach). This will make the counselling centre low threshold in terms of availability and anonymity.

All activities of the project are interconnected in order to create an effective and functional system of preventive support for children and adolescents in the field of mental health and strengthen the services offered in the Pilsen region with an emphasis on the development of a healthy non-stigmatizing society.

Contact person: Mgr. Jana Krunclová
Project registration number: ZD-ZDOVA1-013
Project activities are financed from EEA:
Programme: Health
The EEA and Norway Grants are funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The Grants have two goals – to contribute to a more equal Europe, both socially and economically – and to strengthen the relations between Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and the 15 beneficiary countries in Europe.

ESF II project of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

The main goal of the project is to increase the readiness of UWB students to live in a society that is undergoing significant changes, especially in the context of the implementation of information technology, artificial intelligence or cyber systems. These trends are reflected not only in industry and technical fields, but in all fields and the whole society. So the project will be about modifications of professional subjects, changes in teaching methods or establishment of international cooperation. 

The ICC provides and methodically coordinates key activity 6, which is aimed at improving the availability of counseling and assistance services for students with specific needs (SN). The aim is to ensure the availability of study for all students and reduce the failure of study in the target group. This group includes students with SN, students from ethnic minorities or students from socioeconomically disadvantaged groups. The project will support the continued training of counselors, but in particular, motivational and adaptive activities for SN students will be implemented, special courses will be created and professional counseling centers will be supported. The project in activities follows on from the ESF project of the University of West Bohemia. 

Short Name: ESFII
Project registration number: CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/18_056/0013239
Project start date: 1. 1. 2020
Project end date: 31. 12. 2022
Project duration: 36 months

Previous projects:

ESF project of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

ICC is the solver of several modules implemented under the ESF project of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. It is mainly about improvinng counseling and assistance services and creating the System of support, motivation and adaptatio of applicats and stnudents with specific needs. 

As part of the project, we not only educated ourselves and other consulting and academic staff. We’ve expanded the mentoring system. Currently, there are FEL Coordinators and FST Coordinators, who help freshmen to orientate themselves in the new environment and in the new system. We organize a unique Year One festival for all freshmen and other similar events. 

During the project, we undertook several foreign mobilities with students with specific needs to motivate them for long-term study stays. We visited with students, for example, Brussels, Berlin and Krakow. 

Project registration number: CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_015/0002287
Project start date: 1. 7. 2017
Project end date: 30. 6. 2020
Project duration: 36 months

Education without barriers to success

The VZBB project focuses on supporting primary and secondary school pupils who have special educational needs, children and pupils at risk of the syndrome of an abused, mistreated and neglected child. The project also targets parents of these children, school and school staff and other staff involved in the education process of these children. 

Thanks to the main partner, InfoKariéra, as part of the project, Worksheets for career counselors for schools and the online Expedice kariéra application were created, which were awarded the National Career Counseling Award.

Short Name: VZDĚLÁNÍ BB (CZ)
Project registration number: CZ.02.3.62/0.0/0.0/16_037/0003942
Project start date: 1. 7. 2017
Project end date: 30. 12. 2020
Project duration: 42 months

Equal conditions for all

Thanks to this project, a university-wide support system for people with specific needs was created at the UWB. A counseling centre has been set up as part of the ICC to provide students with legal, psychological, social and study counseling.

Short Name: RoPoV (CZ)
Project registration number: CZ.1.07/2.2.00/29.0016
Project start date: 1. 6. 2012
Project end date: 31. 5. 2015
Project duration: 36 months

Career counseling system for university students of the Pilsen region

The SyKaPo project is aimed at students of the UWB and students of the Medical Faculty of the Charles University in Pilsen, to whom it has provided practice and internships, carried out seminars, workshops and panel discussions. Cooperation with potential employers and job search were also provided.

Short Name: SyKaPo (CZ)
Project registration number: CZ.1.07/2.2.00/07.0214
Project start date: 1. 5. 2009
Project end date: 30. 4. 2012
Project duration: 36 months