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Awareness-campaign on the strategies for migrant and refugee inclusion in Higher Education

On occasion of the 2021 International Migrants Day (18 December) and in the framework of the UNI(di)VERSITY project, UNIMED is launching an awareness-campaign about the role of universities on issues related to migrations, and on the strategies for migrant and refugee inclusion in HE.

In a context of increasing migration flows, demographic changes, and tensions related to identities and cultural diversity, the campaign aims at contributing to building socially responsible universities by creating a culture in which diversity is valued and social inclusion of migrants and refugees is achievable.

All European institutions willing to participate in the UNI4DIVERSITY campaign, are invited to:

  • Share a commitment towards inclusion in HE with a specific focus on refugees and migrants by completing this form. Commitments will be disseminated to showcase the European HEIs which take a stand towards socially responsible societies and invite more universities to develop their own inclusion strategies.
  • Use the ready-to-go social media pack available here to encourage others to commit.

Each contribution is valuable, not only for us, but for your institution, your staff, your students, and the society that surrounds you.

The overall goal of the UNI(di)VERSITY project is supporting EU Higher Education Institutions’ efforts to welcome migrant and refugee students and staff, moving from a focus on sharing field practices towards sustaining institutional strategic planning, as this proved to be the most successful and sustainable approach to addressing such challenges; and addressing HEIs’ responsibility towards inclusion, in relation to the migration phenomenon impacting European societies.

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For more information about the project, please consult www.unidiversity.eu.