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Time for Europe to get migrant integration right
The arrival of over one million people seeking protection in our continent in recent months has profoundly shaken Europe and found European governments unprepared to face up to the challenge of providing adequate reception. Preoccupied with short-term imperatives, European governments have lost sight of more long-term challenges posed by these arrivals. Little, if any, significant debate about how to promote…
Barriers to accessing education
The right to an education is a universally recognized right, protected in multiple international and national conventions including the Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. For displaced children growing up in informal camps in Northern France, there are numerous barriers in place which prevent them from accessing education. This short briefing, published by…
Overview of the barriers to education facing children in Northern France
The report highlights the grave children’s rights violations occurring daily and the wholly inadequate state response to protect this group of vulnerable children. There is an absence of child protection facilities and services and a widespread lack of access to reliable, comprehensive, age and language appropriate information for families and children. Although the Nord and Pas-de-Calais department has set up…
Responding to the ECEC needs of children of refugees and asylum seekers in Europe and North America
In Europe and North America, the arrival of heightened numbers of refugees and asylum seekers in recent years has challenged the ability of governments and service providers to both meet initial reception needs and provide effective long-term integration services. Young children make up a significant share of these newcomers. As a result, there is a pressing need for early childhood…
Vocational education and training: bridging refugee and employer needs
Vocational education and training (VET) programmes can help connect migrants with the labour market and find jobs matching their skills and qualifications. However, considering the growing numbers of both asylum seekers and refugees, there is a need to upscale, adapt and reinvent VET programmes. Efforts to step up education and training provision and broaden access can be observed across the…
Literacy in France: A crossroad between health and social aesthetics. Contribution from two studies realized near Paris [L’alphabétisation en France : au croisement de la santé et d’une esthétique sociale. Contribution à partir de deux études de cas réalisées dans le Val d’Oise]
Current events today put forward the arrival of political refugees in large numbers. Many are trying to find asylum in European countries. Which welcome should Europeans give, enlightens the problems of conflict of civilizations, difficulties of social integration, unemployment, exclusion, academic failure but also that of the disparity regarding health issues… The question of living together arises in a crucial…
Identity processes and sense: Constructing a training project during asylum procedure [Dynamiques identitaires et sens d’un projet de formation au cours de la procédure d’asile]
The beginning of life in exile is a period of transition with a profound change of life trajectory. It requires adaptation to a new context and initiates profound identity processes. In this situation, investing in a vocational training project means a particular commitment to construct a new life course. This paper looks into asylum seekers' various motivations to get engaged…
Integration of provisionally admitted asylum seekers in Switzerland: The role of vocational training [Intégration des demandeur·euse·s d’asile admis·es provisoirement en Suisse: Rôle de la formation professionnelle]
Migration is now an integral part of global issues and the integration of migrants is of increasing concern to public authorities and these populations. In Switzerland, provisionally admitted asylum seekers are one category that encounters more integration difficulties related mainly to their status. Among difficulties, those relating to access to the labor market and vocational training are still crucial despite…
Integrating asylum seekers and refugees into higher education in Europe: national policies and measures
What role did higher education play in addressing the refugee crisis? Many asylum seekers and refugees entering Europe in 2015 and 2016 were in the typical higher education age range and had been enrolled in university programmes in their home country. However, while continuing to study may be beneficial both for individuals and for host countries, integrating people who have…
The Resilience of Students with an Immigrant Background: Factors that Shape Well-being
Migration flows are profoundly changing the composition of classrooms. Results from the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reveal that in 2015, almost one in four 15-year-old students in OECD countries reported that they were either foreign-born or had at least one foreign-born parent. Between 2003 and 2015, the share of students who had either migrated or who had…
Reception of unaccompanied foreign minors: A challenge faced with multiple paradoxes [L’accueil des mineurs isolés étrangers : Un défi face à de multiples paradoxes]
Unaccompanied foreign minors match an administrative definition, that of foreign minor without legal representative in France. Often they are fleeing war and misery, trying to get to places to rebuild themselves and live. For those who manage to get to their destination the obstacles remain numerous, and the confrontation with the reality of migration brutal. We will present here the…