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Effective practices in education, mental health and psychosocial support for the integration of refugee children

Project description

Solutions for successful integration

The successful integration of migrants and refugees is key to the future well-being, prosperity and cohesion of European societies. The EU-funded REFUGE-ED project aims to promote innovative high-quality solutions tailored for the dynamic integration of migrant and refugee children. Specifically, it will identify, implement and evaluate existing evidence-based practices in education and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) that have showed to achieve social impact. By creating the Brokering Knowledge Platform of Effective Practices, the project will rely jointly on education and MHPSS and feature dialogic co-creation with children, families, teachers, policymakers and practitioners working on the ground as well as other relevant stakeholders. REFUGE-ED will carry out pilot actions in Bulgaria, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Spain and Sweden.

Objective

REFUGE-ED will create the Brokering Knowledge Platform of Effective Practices (BKP), which will host and promote innovative high-quality solutions tailored for the dynamic integration of migrant and refugee children in schools and more broadly in society. In so doing, REFUGE-ED will identify, implement, and evaluate existing evidence-based practices in education and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) that have shown to promote the educational success, well-being and sense of belonging of children (0 to 18 years old - ISCED 0-3) from recent migration cohorts, including refugees and asylum seekers, and unaccompanied minors. The ground breaking nature of the BKP is two-folded: on the one hand, it will rely jointly on education and MHPSS; on the other, it will feature dialogic co-creation with children, families, teachers, policy-makers, practitioners working on the ground and other relevant stakeholders. REFUGE-ED will capitalise on the social impacts of prior EU research in the field of MHPSS and education, using the Supportive Process for the Inclusion of Children’s Experience (SPICE) under the communicative methodology of research for the co-creation of knowledge and implementation of results. The REFUGE-ED project will carry out 3 multisite pilot actions across 6 countries (Sweden, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Greece and Bulgaria), in a total of 33 Communities of Learning and Practice, that is, hot spots/reception identification centres, inclusive school environments and non-formal and informal social and learning environments, and institutional care (including unaccompanied minors). Informed by these pilots, the final co-created BKP will provide tools, solutions and recommendations, including guidelines and criteria on capacity building training, solution adaptation and community engagement in easy to use off-line package, in different formats, to support the implementation, reuse and scalability of the piloted actions, and of other practices identified as successful.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-MIGRATION-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SC6-MIGRATION-2020

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Net EU contribution
€ 586 028,75
Address
Edif a campus de la uab bellaterra cerdanyola v
08193 Cerdanyola del valles
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Other funding
€ 0,00

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