EUROPE, Ensuring Unity and Respect as Outcomes for the People of Europe

EUROPE, Ensuring Unity and Respect as Outcomes for the People of Europe


  • To promote social inclusion, tolerance, non-discrimination and other factors that prevent violence in school through an innovative approach known as Quiet Time, which uses the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique
  • To adapt and transfer the chosen good practice in 3 countries (Nederland, Sweden and Portugal), targeting schools with minority students and those with disadvantaged or migrant backgrounds
  • To foster the role of education in preventing bullying and violent radicalisation and promoting intercultural understanding, social cohesion and mutual respect in society


  • Analysis of the status quo, the Quiet Time method and preparation for partners for the method application
  • Implementation of the Quiet Time programme in the schools in a European context
  • Study visit at the 2 schools in England and the Netherlands where partners have already been applying the best practice, involving educational authorities that support the project as well as the school staff and students


  • Scientific Articles published in specialized journals, websites and presentations in seminars and congresses
  • Manual of best practices and road map to guide policy makers in the implementation of the Quit Time programme in other contexts
  • Creation of sustained support structures, including a European expert centre for the implementation of the Quiet Time method


  • Coordinator: Fondazione Hallgarten Franchetti – Centro Studi Villa Montesca (Italy)
  • Stichting Hogeschool Utrecht [Utrecht University of Applied Sciences] (The Netherlands)
  • Universidade do Algarve (Portugal)
  • Agrupamento de Escolas João de Deus [Teacher Training Centre] (Portugal)
  • Maharishi School Trust Limited (United Kingdom)
  • Stichting Maharishi Onderwijs Nederland (The Netherlands)
  • Maharishi Foundation England (United Kingdom)
  • APEJAA – Associação de Pais e Encarregados de Educação da Escola João Afonso De Aveiro (Portugal)
  • Cooperativa Cultural Ciencia Tecnologia Vedica Maharishi, CCCT (Portugal)
  • MIKI – SVERIGE [Maharishi Institut for Kreativ Intelligen] (Sweden)
  • Stichting Maharishi Vedisch Instituut (Sweden)
  • CESIE (Italy)