Place: Flemish Education Agency – VLOR (Vlaamse Onderwijsraad), Avenue des Arts 6, 1210 Brussels
Time: 10:30 – 13:00, followed by lunch
The increased representation of people with a migrant background amongst education stakeholders in European schools is an important issue to the SIRIUS European policy network, and was highlighted as a common objective amongst the Brussels stakeholders in a SIRIUS meeting that took place in March 2013.
This is an important topic as immigrants and their descendants are under-represented in the education sector and in the organisations that influence school and education policy. Increased diversity within school leadership/staff/parental organisations will not only improve the attitudes of the native population, but also the outcomes of the students with a migrant background. Furthermore, it will increase the involvement of the immigrant community and improve social integration in general.
The main objective for this meeting is to discuss practical and policy measures on how to effectively increase the diversity among educational practitioners in order to develop recommendations informing European and national policy makers about concrete steps to achieve these aims.
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