Implementing organisations





- 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

  • To promote 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 good practices guide for the integration of refugees as teaching staff and experts in Higher Education Institutions



coLAB Toolkit - Inclusive practices towards refugees in higher education

Reflections from a year long project delivered across four European countries to create an entry point for refugees with professional experience and qualifications into work in higher education.

Download in English, French and Spanish


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