E-COURSE: EnhanCing the ParticipatiOn and Learning Performance of Migrant and RefUgee Children in PRimary School Education
Access to quality education for migrant children is key prerequisite for successfully integrating them in the host society.
Funded by: REC Duration: 01/10/2017-30/09/2019
According to a policy brief (Education of Migrant Children, Barbara Janta & Emma Harte) children with migrant background tend to have lower education performance and are more likely to leave school than native children. In 2015, among the highest shares of foreign-born early leavers from education & training were found in Italy (31.3%) & Greece (24.1%). Specifically, Greece has been at the crossroads of the great refugee and migrant flow. Arrivals in Greece amounted to 176.906 in 2016 compared to 857.363 in 2015. It is estimated that 6,000 children have been registered in public schools all over Greece.
However, a significant number of refugee children continue to lack any access to education due to the fact that they are stranded in refugee camps in the Greek islands or do not have access to the education system.
By providing support to migrants/refugees students through the School Support Platform, E-Course aims at enhancing their learning performance and better integrating them in the hosting societies.