CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: JOIN THE COORDINATING TEAM FOR WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2021
How can the ESU, through the TMF programme, play a leading role at European Level when it comes to access to quality education for students with refugee and migrant backgrounds? What should we do to make the voices of students and refugee students better heard? What message can we share for World Refugee Day 2021?
This is the mission of the Coordinating team!
A team of 10-15 people will be created and will e-meet from January to June 2021. On the programme: discussions with migration and education experts, co-creation of a campaign for World Refugee Day 2021 and recommendations to the ESU Board and Executive Committee on inclusion of students with refugee and migrant backgrounds.
Deadline for applying: 31 December 2020
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NEW EU ACTION PLAN ON INTEGRATION AND INCLUSION 2021-2027
- more children with migrant background participate in early childhood education and care;
- Better equipped teachers to manage multicultural and multilingual classrooms
- Multi-stakeholder learning communities with the schools, health and social services and parents;
- Qualifications acquired in non-EU countries are recognised faster and more easily;
- More people with migrant backgrounds participate in comprehensive language training and civic orientation programmes.
- Stronger and happier together: the EU will support stronger partnerships between migrant and host communities at a different level of governance and wants more people with migrants’ background to participate in decision-making processes at local, national and European levels, with specific attention to migrant women. More will be done to support participation and encounters though social life, sport and art to combat xenophobia, exclusion and foster sense of belonging.
- Better connected together: the Commission wants to enhance the use of new technologies and digital tools: digital skills development among newcomers and co-design of digital public services with citizens, including people with a migrant background, to make them accessible and adapted to a diverse population.
- Because financial support always helps to bring ideas into actions, more funding opportunities will be allocated to support social inclusion. Application processes should be more accessible to grassroots and local organisations, as well as for local and regional authorities.
Important point: Integration is a primary competence of member states, which means that the European Commission document does not enlist specific objectives for member states, but rather “encourages” them to take actions for stepping up their integration and inclusion strategies.