Higher Education Values in Practice: event of Academic Refuge & GREET


UNICA and ACA (Academic Cooperation Association) are organizing a joint event on 13-14 June at the European Committee of the Regions on behalf of the Academic Refuge and GREET projects. 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.

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.


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Academic Refuge: Launch of the Handbook on Academic Values

After three years of promoting the importance of academic values in the Higher Education sector, the partners from Academic Refuge will meet at this final event to present the results of their work and reflect on project's impact. One of the project's outcomes that will be in the spotlight during this event is the launch of the e-Handbook on Higher Education Values, with inspiring practices of stakeholders from universities across the globe.

This e-publication provides an extense array of examples on how to put academic core values into practice at home and in partnerships and how to embed them in the university's structure. Having in mind its practical approach, the objective is that the Handbook is used as a complementary tool to other publications on Academic Values which have a more theoretical focus.

The project's team hopes that the Handbook becomes a useful tool for Higher education stakeholders, refugee students and scholars, scholars at risk, NGOs, networks and Associations working in related fields seeking guidance and examples on how to put the academic values into practice.


Guiding Refugees via European Exchange and Training (GREET) is a Horizon 2020 Science4Refugees project which aims to contribute to the integration of highly skilled refugees in European higher education through mutual learning and exchange of good practices among national support structures and higher education institutions (HEIs) in 9 European countries (Austria, Belgium/Flanders Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden and the UK).

The results of the project (PLA, webinars, stakeholder event) will be systematised and stored in the online compendium – a repository of existing policies and practices available to the wider higher education community. The online compendium will be launched in September 2019.




Thursday, 13 June, 2019 to Friday, 14 June, 2019
European Committee of the Regions & Beursschouwburg
European Committee of the Regions Rue Belliardstraat 99-101 1040 Brussels Belgium Beursschouwburg Auguste Ortsstraat 20/28 1000 Brussels