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The European Commission supports the integration of migrants and refugees in higher education and research. The Commission funds projects and disseminates successful practices in this field. Language skills and recognition of qualifications are key issues for these groups.
Erasmus+ funds project-based support for Programme Country higher education institutions (HEIs) and Partner Countries around the world, including in countries which are the main sources of migration to Europe.
Two types of projects are particularly relevant for institutions:
Many higher education actors are taking initiatives facilitating the integration of refugees in European universities. The European Commission carried out a survey to collect such initiatives, which can be grouped under three themes:
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You can find inspiration from other projects related to higher education and refugees. We have selected some of them in this page.
The Erasmus+ Project Results Platform gives you information on all projects funded under the Erasmus+ programme in the field of education, training, youth and sport. Erasmus+ funds capacity building projects related to refugees:
Erasmus+ also funds strategic partnerships related to refugees:
The EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian Crisis (Madad Fund) supports Syrian refugees and their host communities in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and the Western Balkans. It funds HOPES - Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians, which gives Syrian refugees and disadvantaged students from the host countries access to higher education. As many as 400 to 600 full academic scholarships and 4,000 language scholarships are to be awarded to Syrian refugees until 2019.
SPARK is responding to the higher education crisis for Syrian refugees and vulnerable youth residing in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq/KRG. In the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), SPARK offers three solutions: scholarship packages, language & vocational trainings, and advocacy.
The European Commission supports and funds initiatives to improve the recognition of qualifications held by refugees.
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) of the EU Horizon 2020 programme provide high-quality training and career development opportunities in Europe for researchers of any nationality or field, either towards or beyond PhD level. The following features of the programme are particularly relevant to researchers whose scientific careers have been interrupted, including displaced researchers:
The MSCA Scoping Paper in support of the MSCA part of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-20 highlights the intention to expand opportunities for displaced researchers during the 2018-20 period. The Work Programme will be available on the Horizon 2020 Participant Portal.