25 mars 2017

Together, moving forward: Students from all over Europe gathered in Brussels to discuss the integration of refugees

ESU OnlineSome of the main challenges refugees face are   access to higher education and the recognition of qualifications. However, the Lisbon Recognition Convention – the main tool for recognition of studies in the European countries – can be used for an easier process. Participants unanimously agreed that refugees’ situations  need to be assessed on a case-by-case basis and that flexibility is required when it comes to situations such as missing diplomas, language, costs or traumatic experiences. More...

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24 mars 2017

Human Rights Commissioner concerned about Hungary’s new law allowing automatic detention of asylum seekers

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "coe.int"As reported, the adopted Bill would allow the automatic detention of all asylum seekers, including families with children and unaccompanied minors from the age of 14, in shipping containers surrounded by high razor wire fence at the border for extended periods of time. More...

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Italy should improve its asylum reception-capacity, prevent human trafficking and strengthen its child-protection system

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "coe.int"The Special Representative also stressed the need to strengthen the protection of refugee and migrant children; called upon the Italian authorities and the EU to expedite the examination of asylum claims and of relocation and family-reunification requests; and pointed to the risk that weaknesses in the system for voluntary and forced removals might be encouraging the arrival of more irregular economic migrants. More...

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New report on protecting refugee children from sexual abuse

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "coe.int"A new report focusing on the protection of children affected by the refugee crisis from sexual exploitation and abuse was presented today. Non-comprehensive data collection, inadequate reception conditions, problems with age verification and with identification of victims are among the key challenges identified. More...

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19 mars 2017

Syrian Academics Get Secure Jobs in Turkey

By Sabah Hamamou. Turkish universities in regions bordering Syria have begun hiring Syrian academics to teach the Syrian refugee students who have enrolled in Turkish universities since 2015. More...

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Little Hope of Jobs for Syrians in Lebanon and Jordan

By Rasha Faek. After five years of study, Bilal Mohammed, 24, graduated from Philadelphia Private University’s Faculty of Civil Engineering here with a bachelor’s degree and a certificate of appreciation. More...

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Turkey Sends Mixed Signals to Syrian Job Seekers

By Rasha Faek. A year ago, the Turkish government said it would give work permits to Syrians in the country. But the majority of Syrians are still unemployed, despite an expanding Turkish economy. More...

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German Apprenticeships Get Refugees Back to Work

By Austin Davis. The 27-year-old refugee arrived in Germany from Syria in 2014, at the beginning of the European refugee crisis. More...

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18 mars 2017

Accueillir et accompagner des réfugiés à l’Université : le cas de Nanterre

The ConversationBy . Pour répondre aux besoins des hommes et femmes qui fuient les persécutions et les conflits, l’Université Paris Nanterre a décidé à l’automne 2015 d’apporter sa contribution à l’accueil des réfugié(e)s. Cette action a consisté à mettre en place des dispositifs d’aide spécifiques, notamment des formations en langue française gratuites, dispensées par des enseignants spécialisés dans l’apprentissage du français pour les étrangers. Voir l'article...

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The long journey from a refugee camp to an Australian school

The ConversationBy . Recently I visited one of the many refugee camps in Greece. These housed around 60,000 refugees who were headed for northern Europe when Europe’s borders closed last year. More...

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