On 26 November 2018 Support Group Network, the Association of Swedish Higher Education Intuitions’ Committee for academic refugees, Institut Français de Suède, and University West is hosting a European seminar on refugees supporting diversity, inclusion and democracy at Restad Gård, Vänersborg – a Swedish refugee camp. EUA will be a co-host of the seminar.
The aim of the seminar is for refugees together with university representatives to reflect jointly on initiatives, recommendations and guidelines supporting refugees for inclusion in different European countries. Additionally, the objective is for all participants to evaluate the value for refugees of initiatives targeting refugees and prioritizing recommendations to the higher education community.
The seminar addresses representatives from refugee organizations, university leadership, academic and administrative staff as well as policy makers.
The programme will mainly be held in a workshop format, and to inspire the discussions and the evaluations, a number of highly relevant and diverse initiatives will be presented in a short format (pitch). The seminar participants will also be able to bring their own initiatives and experiences to the workshops.
More information, programme, and registration can be found on the event website.