Lifelong Learning Week 2020: Policy Debate on Migrant Children Integration in School Systems

Posted on 14 December 2020 by CHILD-UP team

Within the Lifelong Learning Week 2020 and with the support of the Lifelong Learning Platform, on 4th December FREREF co-organised an online debate on “sustainable perspectives for a better integration of children with a migrant background in education systems”.

The debate brought together Vincent Catot from the EU Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME), member of the European Parliament Sylvie Guillaume, Claudio Baraldi, professor, researcher and coordinator of the CHILD-UP project, Edwin Katerberg from the European School Heads Association (ESHA)  and Mialy Dermish, representative of the SIRIUS network.

During the event, the panelists expressed their views on the role of their respective institutions in improving the inclusion process of migrant children in Europe, the actions of the European Union to promote a sustainable society embracing diversity and interculturality, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the inclusiveness of the European educational system, with particular regard to the most vulnerable categories of pupils.

For more information on the event, its contents and its outcomes, please visit the FREREF dedicated webpage here and/or watch the recording of the conference above (also available on YouTube).

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