Edition 220 - August 2019

GREET project: final event report and call for contributions

On 13-14 June 2019 the GREET stakeholder event took place in Brussels, at the European Committee of the Regions. This public event, titled “Higher Education Values in Practice - Integration of highly skilled refugees and at-risk academics in Europe”, was co-organised with the team of the Academic Refuge project, funded under the Erasmus+ programme. The aim of such a joint event was to bring together the actors in the international higher education (HE) community who are engaged and interested in wider cooperation in the integration of students and scholars with refugee background and at-risk academics – primarily but not exclusively in Europe.

The GREET team has put together a summary report in order to provide an overview of the main discussion points during the sessions designed and coordinated by the GREET consortium and to put forward some points for reflection and recommendations for policy makers, with a particular focus on the future of European cooperation. The report can be found here.

GREET online compendium

As part of the GREET project, the consortium is currently developing an online compendium – a repository of existing European, national or institutional-level initiatives, projects and policies that aim to support the integration of students and scholars with refugee background. The aim of the compendium is to provide a comprehensive overview of relevant activities in this field and facilitate information sharing in the European higher education community. It will also contain all the material developed in the GREET project.

The online compendium will be launched in September 2019.

If you would like your work to be featured in the compendium, please send a short summary (one paragraph of up to 10 lines), a picture and relevant link(s) to the consortium at:

marija.mitic@aca-secretariat.be

Deadline: 15 September 2019

Horizon Magazine has recently published an article on the experiences of researchers with refugee background in Europe, which features some testimonials and also makes reference to EU-funded projects supporting integration of highly skilled refugees. The articles is available here.

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