New project on refugee support selected for funding under Erasmus+ Strategic partnership


The new project ACADEMIC REFUGE (Strategic Partnership to Promote Core Academic Values and Welcome Refugees and Threatened Academics to European Campuses) has been granted financial support from the European Commission under the 2016 Erasmus+ Strategic partnerships Key Action 2 funding scheme. The project is managed by the Norwegian National Agency.


UNICA is proud to be a partner in the ACADEMIC REFUGE consortium, which is coordinated by the University of Oslo and brings together also Scholars At Risk Network and the University of Ljubljana. The associated partners of the project include EAIE, EUA and the Norwegian Fulbright office.


The project was granted EUR 304 038 of financial support and its major outputs will include: A staff training curriculum on hosting refugees and threatened academics on campus, a MOOC on academic freedom and higher education values and electronic handbook on putting higher education values into practice. There will also be a number of staff training courses and dissemination activities organised within the framework of the project.

ACADEMIC REFUGE will run from September 2016 to August 2019.


For more information about the project and other UNICA refugee-oriented initiatives, please contact: