Effective practices in education, mental health and psychosocial support for the integration of refugee children
Refuge-ed aims at promoting the integration of migrant and refugee children in schools, and more broadly in society.
Grant Agreement Number: 101004717
Funded by: HORIZON 2020 Duration: 01/01/2021 – 31/12/2023
Education contributes to the well-being and sense of belonging of all children and is essential for their successful development. For migrant, refugee and asylum seeker children, education plays an even bigger role as it is crucial for their successful integration into the hosting communities.
At the same time, the large amount of arrivals of child refugees poses a significant challenge to EU member states’ social and mental health services, especially regarding the settings where their education needs to take place, and the contexts where these children reside (including refugee camps, hotspots, or reception centres).
Refuge-ed, in collaboration with migrant/refugee/asylum-seeking children, families, communities, civil society organisations, schools, teaching staff, and policymakers, aims to improve both the academic achievement and integration of these children by bringing together two fields of expertise: education and mental health and psychological support in humanitarian settings.
Refuge-ed will develop a Brokering Knowledge Platform of Effective Practices (BKP), which will host and promote innovative high–quality solutions tailored for the dynamic integration of migrant and refugee children in schools and in society. The groundbreaking nature of the BKP is two-folded: on the one hand, it relies jointly on education and MHPSS; on the other, it features dialogic co-creation with children, families, teachers, policymakers, practitioners working on the ground and other relevant stakeholders.
In doing so, REFUGE-ED will identify, implement, and evaluate existing evidence-based practices in education and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) that have been shown to promote the educational success, well-being and sense of belonging of children (0 to 18 years old – ISCED 0-3) from recent migration cohorts, including refugees and asylum seekers, and unaccompanied minors.
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004717.