PERAE (RefuEdu Project) – Part I:
The project was initiated by the SIRIUS Network and builds up on the SIRIUS Recommendations and the Statement on Urgent Response for the Education of Refugees. As a partnership between seven countries, the project addresses inadequate access to quality education for asylum-seeking and refugee youth throughout the European Union. The recent drastic rise in asylum applicants has placed increased pressure on Member States to develop strategies for effectively integrating new arrivals into society. Research has shown that education is one of the most important paths to the structural integration of young asylum seekers and refugees because they have particular social and emotional needs that quality education can help them overcome. Despite this need, there is currently insufficient understanding of the challenges that these youth face and inadequate transnational sharing of knowledge regarding potential solutions.
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