Report: Universities responding to forced displacement (25 November 2020)

How do the universities respond to forced displacement? What can Higher Education Institutions improve in their inclusion policy? 

On 25 November 2020, the UNICA working group “UNICA & the City” hosted the webinar “Universities responding to forced displacement”, promoted by the University College of Dublin. In the webinar, experts of several UNICA members (University College of Dublin, University of Athens, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, University of Oslo, Freie Universität Berlin) shared good practices and the experiences about the welcome and integration of displaced students and academic staff; they also gave recommendations on how universities can take an active role in the integration of migrants through three partly overlapping ways: integration, collaboration and research.

The report of the webinar is now out and analyses briefly the topics addressed by the speakers.

We have now the opportunity to build a new post-covid society based on the values of sustainability and inclusion. 

Read the full report of the webinar written by Mimi Deprez, Laura Colo’ and Viki Csonka.

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