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Implementing Policies and Networking activities

  • SIRIUS Policy Briefs: Recommendations for successful policies on migrant education

    While many countries in Europe have high-quality, well-established education systems, socio-economically disadvantaged communities across the continent suffer from inequality of access and lower-quality education. Children from these groups, including children with a migrant background—those who are immigrants themselves or have immigrant parents—tend to underperform in the classroom compared with their native peers. Children from a migrant background (defined here as from […]
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  • Press release: Migrant education policies across Europe: “the most important issue facing European education over the next decade”

    The SIRIUS Network on the education of children and young people with a migrant background has developed recommendations and a clear Agenda for Migrant Education in Europe that give concrete guidelines on how to improve education systems so as to decrease the achievement gap for all low-achieving students.
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  • Language Support for Youth with a Migrant Background: Policies that Effectively Promote Inclusion

    This policy brief published by MPI Europe and the SIRIUS Policy Network on the education of children and youngsters with a migrant background provides key points and good practice examples on what comprehensive language support might look like in order for youth of migrant background to learn and master the language of instruction.
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  • Developing School Capacity for Diversity

    This policy brief uses the concept of professional capacity to frame SIRIUS’s recommendations regarding school quality. It identifies four key areas for improvement: language diversity, the learning environment, social psychology and acculturation, and community connections. To develop expertise in these areas, the brief outlines three strategies for policymakers: build professional learning communities that focus on diversity, build networks of expertise on diversity, and develop teacher training programs dedicated to diversity.
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