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Leading partner: ACA Secretariat

Date and location: 13-14 June 2019, the European Committee of the Regions, Brussels


Objectives: Provide a venue for European dialogue and exchange on policy and practice concerning the integration of highly skilled refugees for the relevant European stakeholders (EU and national decision makers, HEIs, NGOs, ACA members, partners (university associations, rectors’ conferences, and wider higher education community, students and scholars from refugee and general population)). Collect stakeholder feedback on existing practices and support needs of the European higher education community to deliver a report for national and EU policymakers.

Description: Co-organised with UNICA and the Academic Refuge project team, the event gathered around 150 participants representing EU, national and regional agencies and policymakers, HEIs, civil society organisaations, European associations and networks and individuals from the target group. It consisted of plenary debates and workshop-like sessions, where project partners presented ongoing project and results, and discussed current practices, challenges and possible solutions to smoother and more effective integration processes.  

More information about the event agenda is available here

The presentations from the stakeholder event are available here.

The summary report from the event is available here.