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Category Archives: Migration and refugees

The role of non-formal and informal learning in ensuring inclusive education

Inclusiveness is one of the pillars of education: because of our core values, no education system can be considered successful without being inclusive. This is why efforts shall be made to make education as close to our idea of inclusiveness as possible, thriving to understand cultural and social differences without flattening them in a homogeneous maelstrom.

In these efforts to ensure inclusiveness, a great emphasis shall be placed on the role of civil society organisations, non-formal education providers and other […]

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Policy statement – Adapting European education systems to meet society’s challenges in an ever changing world

LLLPlatform Statement – September 2017 – Download the Statement here
Following its “Communication on improving and modernising education” (7 December 2016), the European Commission (EC) launched a new Youth initiative on schools and higher education named “Strategy for high quality, inclusive, and future-oriented education” on 30 May 2017. The package comprises two renewed EU agendas, one is about modernising education in schools and the other in higher education. Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) positively welcomes the initiatives and […]

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Refugee children in education in Europe: How to prevent a lost generation?

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 […]

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Civil Society Prize: Outstanding Initiatives supporting Migrants’ Integration in Europe

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 […]

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New Position Paper: Integrating Refugees and Migrants through Education

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 […]

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2016 EESC Civil Society Prize – Migrants

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 […]

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Education as a tool for the economic integration of migrants

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.

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SIRIUS Recommendations for successful policies on migrant education

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.

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Support to asylum seekers under the European Social Fund and the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived

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 […]

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