The Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) and the Network of Universities form the Capitals of Europe (UNICA) are organising a joint stakeholder event at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels on behalf of their project teams – GREET and Academic Refuge.
The event, titled Higher Education Values in Practice - Integration of highly skilled refugees and at-risk academics in Europe, will focus on academic values and the role of Europe’s higher education community in supporting students and scholars with refugee background and academics at risk.
The partners in the two projects have for years supported these vulnerable groups in various ways – from providing individual grants and placements for academics at risk, academics with refugee background, to national-level support frameworks for higher education institutions to support refugee students in their academic paths.
With a combination of plenaries and group work sessions, the event will bring together major higher education stakeholders, from higher education institutions, individual students and academics, policy makers at all levels and civil society organisations active in this area.
More information is available on the event webpage.