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Parent involvement of migrant children

P2T aims to showcase the crucial role of parental involvement in the educational success of migrant/refugee students.

Grant Agreement Number: KA220-ADU-154ABEA3

Funded by: Erasmus+      Duration: 01-09-2022 – 31-08-2024


In European educational systems, creating inclusive schools has become a crucial priority due to the growing number of immigrant and refugee families and their distinctive educational requirements and challenges. However, many migrant/refugee parents face specific challenges when supporting them in their educational duties in the host country, including   cultural differences, poor language skills, and limited knowledge about the educational system hinder their full potential of parental involvement.

Despite their willingness to learn, this situation contributes to the increased performance gap between students with and without a migrant background, leading to early school leaving if not treated adequately.

However, International research has shown that parental involvement is crucial to student’s educational success. It has a positive impact on students’ grades and continuation to post-secondary education, and it results in lower rates of early school leaving.


P2T aspires to empower migrant/refugee parents with the skills and knowledge to understand the educational system in their host countries and better support their children’s learning and integration into the local community.


The report outlines the real needs and barriers of refugee/migrant parents to be involved in the school and good practices to fully engage migrant/refugee parents in the educational trajectories of their children from the point of view of teaching practitioners and other teaching and social professionals.

The interactive workshops aim to empower migrant/refugee parents and improve their (host) language skills, digital skills, and knowledge of the school and educational system. In doing so, they enable them to support their children’s learning better, to collaborate with the school effectively, and to integrate into the local community.

The CoP has been created with the goal of exchanging good practices, questions and answers and ideas on engaging migrant parents in schools.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. 

Project Partners

KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre (Greece)
Katholieke Hogeschool VIVES Zuid (Coordinator – Belgium)
COMPASS – Beratung, begleitung, und training gemeinnützige GmbH (Austria)
OCMW Menen (Belgium)
Izobrazevalni Center geoss D.O.O. (Slovenia)
UBUNTU, Centro Internazionale delle Culture (Italy)
CSC, Centro per lo sviluppo creativo Danilo Dolci (Italy)

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