The refugee crisis continues to grow in scale and complexity. Amidst much uncertainty, European higher education institutions are in a unique position to assist in the refugee integration process by offering a bridge to local education systems and the labour market. Several innovative and inspiring practices have emerged in admissions, integration, counselling services and employability throughout the European continent.

This interactive Spotlight Seminar will take place over two days packed with opportunities for information sharing, collaboration and discussions centred on the implementation of sustainable practices for the future. Check out the full programme below.

Thursday 9 June
THURSDAY, 13:00-14:30 PLENARY: Opening plenary
THURSDAY, 15:00-16:30 BREAK-OUT SESSION: Practices in higher education admissions: recognising qualifications and admitting refugees into institutions
THURSDAY, 15:00-16:30 BREAK-OUT SESSION: Integrating refugees into the campus and wider society: best practices
THURSDAY, 15:00-16:30 BREAK-OUT SESSION: Language development for integration
THURSDAY, 15:00-16:30 BREAK-OUT SESSION: Development initiatives: building higher education capacity for refugees across borders
THURSDAY 16:30-18:00 PLENARY: Afternoon plenary: voices from at-risk scholars and students

Friday 10 June
FRIDAY 09:00-10:00 PLENARY: Morning plenary
FRIDAY 10:30-12:00 BREAK-OUT SESSION: Opportunities and logistics of hosting at-risk scholars
FRIDAY, 10:30-12:00 BREAK-OUT SESSION: Employability and career development
FRIDAY, 10:30-12:00 BREAK-OUT SESSION: Campus support, guidance and counselling services for refugees
FRIDAY, 10:30-12:00 BREAK-OUT SESSION: European-level recognition of qualifications
FRIDAY, 13:30-14:45 PLENARY: Afternoon plenary: a sustainable plan for the future
FRIDAY, 15:15-16:30 PLENARY: Closing plenary

Networking events
Opening reception, 9 June 18:00
Join us for an Opening reception with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. Network with others who are creating and developing unique programmes to welcome refugees on campus.

World cafe lunch, 10 June 12:00
An interactive buffet lunch where all participants have an opportunity to select a table with a specific topic for a small group discussion. Participants will be asked to select preferred topics during the registration process.

For more information about the event and to register, please see the official event webpage.

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