Refugees and Recognition – An Erasmus+ Project

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Are you

  • a university staff member working in international admissions?
  • in charge of recognition of foreign qualifications?
  • a credential evaluator?
  • an immigration officer or integration adviser for newly arrived refugees and migrants?
  • looking for ways to recognize qualifications when the documentation is missing?

This project page will help you when dealing with refugees’ qualifications.

About the Project

The aim of the project is to develop policy and promote the implementation of effective recognition procedures for refugees, displaced persons and persons in a refugee-like situation – including those who do not have official documentation of their educational background. The overall goal is to enhance mobility, employability and access to further studies for refugees by promoting transnational cooperation and mutual learning.

Main Project activities

  • Developing refugee country briefings on the educational systems of the five most important refugee countries – Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Libya and Syria
  • Establishing common guidelines for recognition procedures for refugees, displaced persons and persons in a refugee-like situation, including persons who do not have official documentation of their educational qualifications
  • Establishing procedures, including the development of essential document templates and tools
  • Establishing a common format for statements to be used in this type of recognition
  • Testing the toolkit of common procedures and guidelines developed in the project in all six participating countries
  • Developing e-Learning modules for ENIC-NARIC and higher education staff

Partners

Associate partners

Timeline

  • Kick-off seminar in Oslo, June 2016 – Toolkit for Recognition for Refugees
  • Consortium meeting in Rome, October 2016 – Minutes from the meeting
  • Consortium meeting in Cheltenham, March 2017 – Minutes from the meeting
  • Refugee country briefings
  • Guidelines for the evaluation of refugees’ qualifications
  • Toolkits for evaluation of refugees qualifications (Passport and Background paper), including final statements
  • Testing of the developed toolkits in Italy, France, the Netherlands, UK, Armenia and Germany.
  • E-Learning modules

Results

  • Country briefings for: Afghanistan (pdf)Eritrea (pdf)Iraq (pdf)Libya (pdf)Syria (pdf)
  • Guidelines for the evaluation of refugees’ qualifications
  • Toolkits for the evaluation of refugees qualifications (Passport and Background paper), including final statements
  • Reports from testing of the Toolkits in different countries
  • E-Learning modules

Recognition and refugees