The refugee crisis, the largest migratory wave since the Second World War, has constituted a challenge for European societies, at an economic, social, but also moral level. In times of frustration, when European values appear more fragile than ever, education can play a key role in the management of the crisis and the prevention of discrimination. Greece has been one of the countries which have been hosting many refugees. One of the most crucial but also controversial measures taken has been an educational reform aiming at the integration of refugee children into the local society. The chapter provides an insight into the latest developments in Greek education following the entry of refugee children into Greek schools and focuses on the role of educational practitioners as changemakers. Featuring a case study of an intercultural school, where teachers collaborate with youth workers, using both formal and non-formal learning methods, the chapter illustrates good practices which could serve as a model for other countries. The chapter concludes with a pragmatic and positive prognosis of the future in Europe, emphasizing the need for a long-term investment on education and social mechanisms to meet the new standards.

DOI: 10.4324/9781315454535

ISBN: 9781315454528, 9781138210745