The platform will be composed of trans-sectoral, multi-stakeholder approaches, engaging representatives of states, international and regional organizations, universities and higher education institutes, NGOs, cities and regions, student and citizen groups, the private sector and other interested stakeholders.
It will work to develop common advocacy, strategies and operational frameworks to expand tertiary education opportunities as a durable solution for refugee students. Jointly signatories will commit to creating a welcoming and enabling environments for refugee students, acknowledging the many resources and talents that refugees bring and to change an often toxic narrative around migration.
The platform will commit to ensuring the Minimum Standards for Complementary Education Pathways in areas of protection and safeguarding, applications and admissions, funding, integration and psycho-social support.
HERE you can find further information on the Manifesto, where it builds upon, what role every kind of stakeholder can play, how, and when.
UNIMED strongly believes in the Manifesto’s principle and warmly encourage its member university to do the same.