REACT – Refugees and Recognition – An Erasmus+ Project

Refugees silouettes

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.

Forthcoming live-webinars

As part of the framework of the Erasmus+ project "Refugees and Recognition – Toolkit 2 (REACT)", five refugee country briefings are currently being finalised. The country briefings will present a systematised overview of the educational systems in Iran, Ethiopia, Somalia, Venezuela and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Moreover, they are especially developed to help with the evaluation of credentials of refugees, displaced persons and persons in a refugee-like situation. To make the knowledge developed within these country briefings as accessible as possible, the content will be presented through live-webinars taking place in the beginning of 2019.

Schedule for live-webinars

Iran: 29. January, 10.30–11.30 CET – see the recording from the webinar
Ethiopia: 7. February, 10.30–11.30 CET – see the recording from the webinar
Somalia: 28. February, 10.30–11.30 CET – see the recording from the webinar
Venezuela: 7. March, 10.30–11.30 CET – see the recording from the webinar
DRC: 26. March, 13.00–14.00 CET

Attending the live-webinars

For these webinars, we will be using the webinar platform ClickMeeting (opens in a new window). To access the webinar, click on the link, which will be posted on this page one day prior to the event. This is to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in the link. You will be asked to fill in your name and e-mail address; registration isn’t required. You can also access the webinar by phone, and will be prompted to enter a pin number as participant.

As for the technical requirements, all you need is a laptop with an internet connection that enables you to hear the presenter and see the presentation. In our experience, Click Meeting doesn’t work well in Edge – it’s better to use Chrome, Explorer, or Safari.

Please note that these webinars are being offered as open access events. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide any technical support during the webinar. We therefore recommend that you click on the live chat in the bottom right-hand corner on the ClickMeeting website, if you experience any technical difficulties. If for some reason you have trouble accessing the webinar, remember that all webinars will be recorded, so you will still be able to watch them at a later date.

If you have any questions regarding these webinars, please contact Jessica Stannard of Nuffic.

About the project

The overall goal of the project is to enhance the mobility, employability and access to further studies for refugees, displaced persons and persons in a refugee-like situation – including those without official documentation of their educational background.

The project builds on the recently completed Erasmus+ project "Refugees and Recognition", which developed a common methodological approach to the recognition of refugees’ qualifications. Taking this work a step further, the REACT-project will develop and test this methodology in major refugee-receiving countries and in cooperation with higher education institutions.

The aim is to establish a more efficient and consistent approach to the recognition of refugees’ qualifications in Europe.

Main project activities

  • Testing and adaptation of the toolkit developed in the previous project, in close cooperation with higher education institutions
  • Provide recommendations to higher education institutions and identifying best practice cases that illustrate pathways for admission of refugee students to further studies
  • Developing five refugee country briefings
  • Developing e-learning modules based on the refugee country briefings




REACT in Rome

From the meeting in Rome