Where refugee children end up and (re-)enter education largely determines their future opportunities. Countries pursue hugely different models to incorporate minors under international protection into their school system, from giving access to all school levels according to pupils’ capabilities, to largely streaming pupils into vocational levels, or placing them into a parallel school system. This recent SIRIUS Policy Brief draws lessons from a comparison of Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Turkey, and identifies major arrangements that affect school […]
On 15 December, the EESC rewarded five initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and individuals, aimed at improving migrants’ lives and fostering their integration in society. The first prize was awarded to Artemisszió Foundation, a Hungarian NGO providing refugees with safe places to support their integration. The second prize was shared among four initiatives: Dionisis Arvanitakis, a Greek baker who bakes 100kg of bread for migrants every day; Sos Arrazakeria, a Spanish NGO that is helping migrant families to integrate into […]
Since its creation, the Lifelong Learning Platform has always advocated for holistic and humanistic vision of education that builds inclusive societies and good quality lifelong learning opportunities for all people, as laid in the LLL Platform Manifesto as well. In this policy paper, the LLLPlatform calls on EU Member States and other relevant actors to take responsibility, respect international laws and ensure integration of refugees and migrants into host societies through lifelong learning!
The Paper will be discussed on 11 […]
On 28 September, EAEA will be hosting a debate on the role of adult education in the context of migration, the inclusion of refugees and migrants and how collaboration and cooperation on this issue across sectors can be improved. The debate will bring together political and civil society organisation representatives, researchers and learners. Find out more and register.
Applications for the 2016 Civil Society Prize are open. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will reward a project improving migrants’ lives and integration in Europe. Since 2006, the EESC has been rewarding initiatives undertaken by civil society organisations and/or individuals who contribute at all levels to promoting European integration. It is also a way for the EESC to raise awareness of civil society’s enormous amount of work and achievements. The winners (maximum 5) will share up to €50 000. The offical award ceremony will take place […]
This report of EENNE (European Expert Network on Economic of Education) examines the role of education in fostering the economic integration of immigrants. The publication looks at the educational attainment and considers how language skills affect the educational outcomes and the integration. The book investiga- tes the influence of the organization of schools and teachers. In the final section, they discuss if higher edu- cation can affect the attitudes of the native population towards immigrants and thereby favour their integration.
This series of policy papers produced by experts from within the SIRIUS Network in collaboration with MPI Europe focuses on how policies at the EU level and within individual Member States can better support the education outcomes of young people with a migrant background. Among other things, the papers explore how to develop school capacity for diversity, how to integrate mentoring and support projects in educational landscapes etc.
The objective of this background note is to clarify the scope of support which the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) can provide to asylum seekers at different stages since their arrival in the Union. It also intends to clarify the differences between these two funds and other Union instruments that provide targeted support to asylum seekers, notably the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), and provides guidance on […]
This NESSE Report addresses the nature, causes and possible remedies for the educational disadvantages experienced by migrant students in EU schools. Migrant students (or synonymously students or pupils/children of migration background or minority students) are disadvantaged in terms of enrolment in type of school, duration of
attending school, indicators of achievement, drop-out rates and types of school
diploma reached. The topic of education and migration is relevant in the context of
European economic development, social cohesion and the stabilisation of democratic