Date(s) - 16/04/2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
High schools are the primary setting where refugees (youth as well as adults) learn about different cultures, improve language abilities, and acquire crucial life skills for further growth and development. However, educational spaces (including informal and non-formal) also provide a platform for the acculturation of students, not just in academic terms, but also through better understanding of the host community.
Providing refugees and migrants with opportunities for inclusive, quality education ensures smooth integration for both the newly arrived and their host communities.
The use of dialogue to support education is also vital, because it provides refugees with an increased understanding of their rights, supports them in language learning and helps them to better engage with their host country’s culture. Additionally, dialogue is useful for host communities as lack of awareness about culture and religion, as well as about the religious beliefs of others, can lead to discrimination and reduce the capacity of communities to deal with change and meet the needs of citizens.
Welcoming experts in the fields of intercultural education and migration, this webinar will explore the role education plays in shaping the social inclusion of refugees and migrants in Europe, as well as examine present challenges and opportunities.
The webinar is April 16 at 3 pm CET/ 2 pm UK/ 9 am ET