Associated with increased migration flows, the social dimension of higher education is indeed concerned with providing opportunities for refugees to participate in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), including the integration of persons with refugee status, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons who might access to relevant mobility schemes.
The project targets EU Higher Education staff and faculty members, to empower them so that they are able to take an active stand towards the integration of refugees at institutional and local level, based on international peer-support.
The overall objective of the project is to contribute responding to the refugee crisis in Europe strengthening knowledge sharing, peer-support and academic partnership among Higher Education Institutions on initiatives and resources aimed at facilitating integration and access of refugees in European universities.
The specific objectives of the project are to:
- collect and analyse good practice examples of HE approaches and initiatives in wide range of urgent situations, focusing on refugees and displaced students, facilitating the identification of successful patterns of integration which have the potential to be easily scaled up (e.g. teaching local language and local culture, voluntary host services, tailored counselling services,…) and facilitate peer and networked communication on lessons learned;
- sensitise HE governance, facilitating communication and institutional support within and outside the university;
- provide relevant orientation and training to the university staff, to empower universities so that they are able to take an active stand and further replicate successful approaches and practices;
- mainstream results, achievements and recommendations to HE institutions, HE networks and HE policy makers on the strategies that can be put in place to integrate refugees in higher education, therefore increasing the social dimension of the EHEA.
|European Commission, Erasmus+, KA2 – Strategic Partnership in the Field of Higher Education|
|UNIMED – Mediterranean Universities Union, Italy|
|UNHCR, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees|
|From 01/09/2016 to 31/08/2018|
|Cristina Stefanelli, stefanelli[AT]uni-med.net|
Project related news:
- Legacy and Recommendations of the project inHERE on welcoming refugees in HEIs in Europe
- inHERE Final Conference on Synergies for Higher Education Projects Supporting Refugees in Europe
- Documentary film “When you can’t go back”: the crowdfunding campaign is open
- Webinar on Collaboration and Strategic approaches for refugees integration, featured by the project inHERE
- Webinar "Refugees and Universities’ action in Greece. The case of the University of the Aegean", May 9 at 4.00 pm (CET) in the framework of the inHERE project
- Inclusive Europe Today, Powerful Europe Tomorrow – A message from the participants of the inHERE staff training week
- Policy Dialogue Conference: How national and European policies can support refugee students and researchers in European Higher Education
- Conference “Integration of Refugees in Europe: the role of Universities” at Sapienza University
- Webinar on Bridging And Preparatory Courses For Refugees, March 8 at 4.00pm (CET)
- Staff Training Week on “Integration of Refugees: the role of Universities” - 16-20 April 2018
- Webinar series on Higher Education supporting refugees in Europe
- The inHERE project is organizing a webinar about recognition of prior learning of refugee students
- Higher Education and Refugees: a better coordination for future sustainability
- inHERE project launches a catalogue of good practices in welcoming refugees in higher education
- UNIMED at Campus France Meetings with a speech about refugees and Higher Education in Europe and MENA region
- "The Role of Universities in the refugee crisis": an event at the University of Barcelona
- Higher Education supporting Refugees in Europe: inHERE project kicks-off on September 26-27, 2016