«Refugees and Universities’ action in Greece. The case of the University of the Aegean» is the title for the fifth webinar organized by the University of Barcelona within the inHERE project (Higher Education Supporting Refugees in Europe). It will take place on Wednesday, May 9, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (CEST).
The aim of the seminar is to share the experience of one of the front line universities, the University of the Aegean, which is the only higher education institution in the Aegean archipelago. Among other territories, this University is based on the island of Lesbos, where hundreds of refugees still live.
The webinar speakers will be:
- Michael Bakas, University of the Aegean’s administration office. Active member of the “Village of all together”, an open solidarity group of collectivities and NGOs helping refugees in Lesbos, and the social kitchen “The other human”.
- Piyi Karabia, International Office of Academic Programmes of the University of the Aegean.
The speakers will explain the situation in Lesbos during the last 5 years and how the University is currently dealing with the unprecedented arrival of refugees in different ways – humanitarian work, raising awareness, research and dissemination -, as well as the challenges and actions that the University and its community are facing.
The seminar, which will be given in English, is aimed at members of university communities (teaching staff or PDI, administration and service staff or PAS, and students) who carry out or want to carry out any project or activity in order to ease the access to Higher Education Institutions (HEI) for the refugees, as well as their social integration.
The event is also opened to all those in the University community who are interested in these initiatives.
Registration can be submitted through this link.