Enabling access of refugees to education institutions causes challenges for those countries in Europe, which have accepted large numbers of refugees in 2015. Services are being saturated because of high numbers of refugees, questions regarding living and service provision (as such) become more and more pressuring. Financial means are limited. The Austrian school system has succeeded in providing for those attending compulsory education. The needs of quantities of young students with very diverse levels of educational background have made the limitations of the system however obvious. This contribution lends its voice to young former refugees. Their experiences were collected in the course of one-on-one-interviews and were then analyzed using »journey maps«. In addition to these 10 data sets, experts in the field of education and refugees were interviewed and a group discussion of the findings was conducted among some of the young people. Preliminary findings point to challenges caused by propositions of homogenization, on which the Austrian school system is based on. This publication aims at the presentation of possible ways of education for young (former) refugees in Austria, referring to stakeholders in the areas school and education as a starting point for decisions and systemic improvements.

ISSN: 1013-1469