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RefuEdu - Exchange of knowledge and good practice to enhance the education of refugee and sylum seeking youth


With the drastic rise in asylum applicants, the provision of equal educational chances remains a challenge in the educational contexts of EU Member States with young people with a migrant background being found at a particular disadvantage. The project’s objectives are to facilitate the exchange of experience and good practices in refugee education among different groups of stakeholders and among different countries, and to generate mutual learning effects in refugee education. Also, it aims to increase the stakeholders’s ability to apply functioning methods and strategies to support the education of refugee and asylum seeking youth across European countries and promote multi-stakeholder and transnational cooperation in this sector. It was implemented from 01-12-2016 until 30-11-2018 in Greece, the Netherlands, Belgium, Bulgaria, UK, Germany and Sweden. The Coordinator of the project was Stiftelsen Fryshuset (based in Sweden) and the consortium consisted of Europaisches Forum Fuer Migrationsstudien EV, University of Western Macedonia, Verikom - Verbund für interkulturelle Kommunikation und Bildung e.V., Risbo B.V., Universiteit Antwerpen, Multi Kulti Collective, Leeds Beckett University and Migration Policy Group. It was a two-year Erasmus+ project granted by the Hellenic National Agency via the European Commission.

  • Good Practices
  • Country of origin / implementation:
  • Sweden
  • Language:
  • English
  • Compliance with the Dashboard Outcomes:
    • Access to compulsory education
    • Children complete compulsory education
    • Children maintain their cultural identity while adopting new cultural values and intercultural competences
    • Children remain in (formal) education beyond compulsory levels / Access to (formal) non-compulsory education
    • Children's academic skills
    • Children's competence in host language
    • Children's life satisfaction / happiness
    • Children's sense of belonging
    • Institutions
    • Teachers

    Evaluation ex post
    Evaluation is not available. More information might be available on demand: STIFTELSEN FRYSHUSET BOX 92022 120 06 STOCKHOLM

    Projects’ deliverables
    Deliverables are available at the following link.

    The project aims to disseminate its results and being replicated not only in the participating countries, but also in other EU countries. Partners have produced practical and reusable resources for the practitioners, in particular the “Handbook of Good Practices and Effective Policies on Refugee Education”.

    Motivation for the submission
    The project is relevant to the IMMERSE project because its goal is to enhance the education of refugee and asylum-seeking youth in Europe and its main long-term intended benefit is the provision of equal and equitable education for refugee and asylum-seeking youth in the participating countries and other EU countries.

  • EU Funds
  • Type of action:
  • Vocational training
  • Target:
  • Educators, social workers
  • Newly arrived migrant children
  • Principals, teachers
  • Refugee and asylum seeker children
  • Unaccompanied and separated children
  • Professionals involved:
  • Academics, researchers
  • Educators
  • Teachers
  • Networking - Actors and institutions mobilized by the project:
  • NGOs, third sector organizations
  • Schools
  • Universities, research centres
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