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Welcome to the home page of CHILD-UP. The project focuses on the integration of migrant-background and refugee children within schools and in the social context. CHILD-UP aims at better understanding, and improving the conditions of social and personal life of migrant children, as well as the level of their well-being and integration.

CHILD-UP analyses and supports the children’s active participation in choosing the ways through which they can better integrate: in this way, integration is not a passive assimilation or the simple adaptation to existing socio-cultural context. CHILD-UP identifies and analyses the social conditions of migrant children’s integration through their social participation, taking in primary account gender differences and age groups. Its final goal is to set up an innovative approach to understand and transform their social condition.

CHILD-UP (Children Hybrid Integration: Learning Dialogue as a way of Upgrading Policies of Participation) is a project funded by the European Commission (GA 822400) within the HORIZON 2020 research project.

The project, coordinated by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, involves nine partners from different European countries. Its activities are taking places in towns and regions in Italy, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Poland, Sweden and United Kingdom.

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