REFUGE-ED

A REFUGE to create dreams, to sustain hope and to build a better future

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

Too many migrant and refugee children in Europe do not have their basic needs for education and wellbeing fulfilled.

Wherever they find themselves, whether they are in a reception centre, a refugee camp or more secure accommodation, education can represent for all of them a REFUGE. A REFUGE to create dreams, to sustain hope and to build a better future.

Science is one of the solutions to promote educational and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) practices that make these REFUGES doors to real opportunities.

In dialogue with migrant and refugee children, their families and communities, but also with all the involved stakeholders, the REFUGE-ED project will create new knowledge on innovative solutions, and high-quality resources and tools. A new “Brokering Knowledge Platform of Effective Practices in Education (BKP)” will then make resources and tools available to all citizens.

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Reversed visit – unaccompanied minors at the UAB

Reversed visit – unaccompanied minors at the UAB

Unaccompanied minors visiting the Autonomous University of BarcelonaNormally, the REFUGE-ED research teams leave their normal place of work to go to the pilot sites. But on the 22nd June, the roles were reversed in Barcelona as a group of ten unaccompanied minors aged...

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REFUGE-ED in Greece

REFUGE-ED in Greece

Reading ancient Greek myths in GreeceThe children in second grade of the 2nd Elementary School in Renti, Greece are reading about the hero Odysseus from the ancient Greek myth. They are not reading about him in a children’s story book about Greek mythology. They are...

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Consortium meeting

Consortium meeting

Finally togetherCOVID-19 has done its best to make collaboration in the REFUGE-ED consortium difficult. In late March we finally managed come together physically for the first time since the project began. The Autonomous University of Barcelona hosted the meeting, and...

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REFUGE-ED Flyer

REFUGE-ED Flyer

Education, mental wellbeing and belonging are essential for children’s development. Refugees and asylum seekers are no exception. For them, even more is at stake: their chance to become integrated into their new country and community. REFUGE-ED Flyer  

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Identifying effective mental health and psychosocial support practices

Identifying effective mental health and psychosocial support practices

“It’s a jungle out there” is a phrase familiar to many educators – sometimes thinking of the situation in the playground, but often of the massive amount of teaching materials, approaches, systems, and traditions suggesting different ways to increase the academic success, well-being, and social belonging of their students. Identifying the most effective of these practices can be a challenge.

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Busting myths in education leads to better results

Busting myths in education leads to better results

Busting myths in education leads to better results In education, practice is too often based on myths and assumptions – “edumyths rather than scientific evidence leading to low quality teaching. But when edumyths are replaced by scientific evidence of social impact,...

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Successful Educational Actions

Successful Educational Actions

The REFUGE-ED project collects knowledge on innovative solutions in education and MHPSS. But what does a successful educational action look like?

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