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.

Final dissemination seminar 2020

The final dissemination seminar of the REACT project will be held in Brussels on the 17th of January, 2020. More information about the seminar, and registration to participate, can be found here.

Webinar on results of testing at higher education institutions

This webinar presents the results of the testing of the Toolkit for Recognition of Refugees’ Qualifications that has recently taken place at higher education institutions from Norway, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Ireland. The format of the webinar is a roundtable discussion with representatives from the higher education institutions, where the process of testing the methodology and the results achieved as part of this process is discussed.

Date and time: Tuesday, 19th of November 12:00–14:00 CET – see the recording from the webinar

Participants: NOKUT (NO), NUFFIC (NL), Oslo Metropolitan University (NO), University of Utrecht (NL), University of Bremen (DE), LUISS University (IT) and University of Limerick (IE)

Target groups: Higher education institutions, national recognition agencies and stakeholder organisations.

Recorded webinars on refugees country briefings

Five refugees country briefings, which provide practical and up-to-date information on the educational systems of Iran, Ethiopia, Somalia, Venezuela and the Democratic Republic of Congo, represents the first results of the project. To make the knowledge developed within these country briefings as accessible as possible, the briefings were launched in live-webinars held by experienced credential evaluators. Links to recordings of the webinars can be found below. The refugees country briefings can be accessed through the results-section, at the bottom of the page.

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 – see the recording from the webinar

If you have any questions regarding these webinars, please contact us.

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

Project Consortium



REACT in Rome

From the meeting in Rome