INTEGRACE - INTEGRACE – Integrating Refugee and Asylum-seeking Children in the Educational Systems of EU Member States: Evaluation and Promotion of Current Best Practices


The project researches the educational integration of refugee and asylum-seeking children in the EU and Balkans by developing common standards and sharing best practices in programme development and evaluation, with a specific focus on the needs of children who have been victims of crime. Furthermore, the project explores the existing understanding of »integration« from the critical position, as in the public discourse integration usually means adapting of »minority« to majority population and society, which is, by our position definitely a process of inequality. Through the implementation of concrete project, it will be a starting point to influence the reformulation of the understanding of the concept of »integration« as a two way process of adaptation, justice and solidarity.

One of the deliverables of the project is the Handbook “Integrating Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children in the Educational Systems of EU Member States”, which brings reports from all EU countries as well as from selected countries of South East Europe (Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Project Details

Administrative Organisation Peace Institute – Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies
Status: finished
Interest for Partnership: no
Project area: integration
Topic: education
Timing [start date] 09/01/2010
Timing [duration] 03/01/2012 endless
Status: definitive
Project range: national
Countries: Slovenia
Financed by: European Commission - European Refugee Fund
Searching for funds: no
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Partner organisations: Center for the Study of Democracy, Bulgaria / Censis Foundation - Centro studi investimenti sociali, Rome, Italy / Ludwig Botzmann Institute for Human Rights - Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechte, Vienna, Austria / University of Halmstad - Högskolan i Halmstad, Halmstad, Sweden