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:
- Teaching Partnership Addressed to Refugees' Instances Strengthening ("PARIS"): three Universities and three non-profit making organizations prepare innovative tools addressed to university students learning outcomes: a learning platform made up by thematic sections addressing refugees issues; the recognition of a joint curriculum from the three universities involved; a guideline on assertive communication.
- Strategic Partnership to promote core academic values and welcome refugees and threatened academics to European campuses: the objectives are to improve the capacity of European universities to assist refugees and threatened academics and to promote greater respect for academic freedom and greater protection for higher education values in all international higher education partnerships.
- Counselling for Refugees and Migrant Integration into the labour market – development of Courses for Higher Education and Public Employment Services: this project aims to tackle the challenge of integrating refugees and migrants into the labour market by bringing together experienced partners from countries that are amongst the most affected - Germany, Italy, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
- REFUGIUM: building shelter cities and a new welcoming culture. Links between European universities and schools in Human Rights: this project is based on the belief that higher education institutions can play an important role in the integration of migrants and refugees through their own educational activities. The proposed actions are aimed at promoting a better understanding of the causes, consequences and current state of forced displacement in Europe and prevent racist and xenophobic outbreaks among European adolescents and youth.
- Supporting university community pathways for refugees-migrants: The SUCRE project focuses on the response of the universities to the academic needs of immigrant/refugees students and to the formation of manuals of field testing (handbook of good practices), through the development of training modules addressed to volunteers.
- Massive Open Online courses eNhancing LInguistic and Transversal skills for social inclusion and Employability: with the help of credit-bearing MOOCs, students would be able to begin introducing themselves to their studies at their own pace, without needing to enrol the institutions, knowing that this credit would be eventually recognised towards their final degree, once they are able to access Higher Education formally. Alternatively, MOOCs could help refugees top-up specific skills and directly enter the labour market.
- inHERE: this project collects and analyses good practice examples of higher education approaches and initiatives in wide range of urgent situations, focusing on refugees and displaced students, facilitating the identification of successful patterns of integration which have the potential to be easily scaled up (e.g. teaching local language and local culture, voluntary host services, tailored counselling services,…) and facilitate peer and networked communication on lessons learned.
- Inclusion of immigrants in academic education in the countries of the Visegrad Group: the main objective of this project is to prepare higher education sector in the Visegrad Group countries for inclusion of immigrants into academic education. Other objectives are change of social attitudes towards migrants in local communities; promotion of academic education among immigrants; and social inclusion of students-migrants into their new homelands.
- Erasmus Scene Network: E+SN is a European cultural project based on theatre and education that is addressed to 3 different target groups: Erasmus students, local students and local refuges. E+SN main goal is establishing a meeting point for persons displaced for different reasons who will be working together with a common aim: the creation of a theatre play. This process will lead to the acquisition of linguistic, communicative, artistic and expressive competencies to improve some aspects of the participants’ integration and employability.
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.