Edition 216 - April 2019

Calls for participation: GREET final conference & CARe focus groups

GREET final conference

Hosted by the European Committee of the Regions, ACA and UNICA will co-host a conference in Brussels, titled Higher Education Values in Practice. Integration of highly skilled refugees and at-risk academics in Europe on 13-14 June. The conference is the final joint event of the Horizon2020-funded GREET and Erasmus+-funded Academic Refuge projects. The event will gather representatives of EU policymakers, national and regional governments, international networks, associations and agencies, and individuals committed to supporting students and scholars with refugee background and academics at risk. More information can be found on the event page.

The event is free of charge, but the registration is mandatory. Registrations are open until 22 May or until the maximum capacity has been reached.

CARe focus groups

In addition to GREET, ACA is running another Horizon2020 Science4Refugees project – CARe (Career Advancement for Refugee Researchers in Europe), which focuses on the labour market integration of researchers with refugee background (see more in ACA Newsletter - Education Europe, March 2019, and on the CARe web page). In the period June-November 2019, the CARe consortium (ACA, DAAD and EDUFI) will organise focus groups with refugee researchers in the 10 project countries (Austria, Belgium/Flanders, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands), which aim to develop needs-based information guidance on employment opportunities for refugee researchers. If you are a researcher with refugee background, an organisation engaged in supporting the integration of refugee researchers and based in one of the project countries, please contact us on care@aca-secretariat.be.

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