- Haute Ecole Galilée (Belgium)
- IHECS Academy (Belgium)
- Université Clermont Auvergne (France)
- LUMSA (Italy)
- University of Arts London – London College of Communication (United Kingdom)                


Overall objective

  • Promoting inclusive practices in European academic institutions to enhance understanding and respect towards refugees


Specific objectives

  • to support the integration of refugees in the academic environment
  • to build greater diversity and inclusivity into the educational policy and curricula
  • to promote mutual understanding and respect amongst people of different ethnic or religious backgrounds, beliefs and convictions by supporting intercultural dialogue
  • to improve understanding of the challenges faced by refugees
  • to enhance the acquisition of social and civic competences, promoting knowledge, understanding and ownership of fundamental values


Outputs/ Expected results


  • Promoting opportunities for refugees to teach their own skills
  • Presenting refugees’ ideas and experiences to an audience of European students and teaching staff
  • Making connections between their home cultures and the mainstream culture of the host country and making refugees feel comfortable in their new environment  
  • Giving host students, teaching staff and a broader audience the opportunity to approach differently the situation of refugees.


  • A handbook of good practices for the integration of refugees as teaching staff and experts in Higher Education Institutions



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