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The end of GREET project – activities and achievements

The ACA-led GREET project, implemented together with DAAD and EDUFI and funded under the Horizon 2020 Science4Refugees initiative, came to its closure on 30 September 2019. During the 18 months of its running, the project successfully yielded a number of results, all aimed at enhancing peer learning, networking and exchange among organisations and institutions supporting the integration of students and scholars with refugee background.

The GREET Peer Learning Activity led by DAAD brought two days of discussions, exchanges and set the tone for the ensuing activities by putting to the fore the main topics of relevance for the community of practice in this area, both in the integration of students and scholars. More information is available in the PLA report.

The three GREET webinars run by EDUFI focused on some of the most relevant topics identified at the PLA,  one looking at the wider European community and its role, one focusing on refugee-students labour market integration, and the third on creating sustainable career paths for refugee-scholars. More information and recorded webinars are available on the GREET webpage or ACA YouTube channel.

The stakeholder event in Brussels, jointly hosted by ACA (GREET) and UNICA (Academic Refugee), titled “Higher Education Values in Practice - Integration of highly skilled refugees and at-risk academics in Europe”, gathered an international audience of more than 120 participants at the European Committee of the Regions for two-day exchanges on academic freedom, higher education role and values, internationalisation of higher education and support for highly skilled refugees, and cooperation at European level. More information is available in the event summary report on GREET sessions.

The GREET online compendium is 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 within the European higher education community. Contributions can be submitted via a registration form here.

The consortium would like to thank the colleagues from ACA member organisations, partners and peers for their contributions in the project. We look forward to continuing cooperation through CARe and other joint activities in the future.