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Higher Education Supporting Refugees in Europe: EUA partners in inHERE project

22 September 2016

EUA will partner in a new project called “Higher Education Supporting Refugees in Europe (inHERE).” EUA’s highly-successful Refugees Welcome Map will feed into the project, which aims to address higher education access and integration of refugees. The initiative will kick off in Rome, Italy on 26 and 27 September 2016.

inHERE_logo_high resLast year alone, more than one million refugees arrived in Europe. Many are former students, researchers or university staff who face barriers when trying to return to their previous activities. Refugees have specific needs related to language, finances and the recognition of credits and qualifications without documents. 

The inHERE project will facilitate staff training and good practice exchanges at European higher education institutions in order to better address those needs. An analysis of good practices from EUA’s Refugees Welcome Map will lay the groundwork for the development of such training and support tools. Currently, EUA’s campaign to map the higher education sector’s commitment to welcoming refugee students and researchers has collected more than 200 initiatives from 31 countries. The mapping tool will continue to grow and remain open for new submissions through its survey. As part of inHERE, EUA’s Refugees Welcome Map will also be upgraded and re-launched.refugeeswelcome-title

The two-year inHERE project is funded by the European Union, through the Erasmus+ programme’s Key Action on Strategic Partnerships. It is coordinated by the Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED), and partners include EUA, the Sapienza University of Rome, the University of Barcelona and Campus France. The UNHCR is an associate partner. 

For more information on the inHERE project, please click here.

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