Refugees and Immigrants in an inclusive Europe​

Refugees and Immigrants in an inclusive Europe​


Multilingualism and multiculturalism are functional realities in today’s European societies. Ue carries out projects aimed at promoting social inclusion of migrants and refugees; encouraging cooperation, knowledge and innovation among social professionals; involving the Community in the challenge of integration; supporting alls national institutions to implement measures of social inclusion addressing migrants and refugees.
Integration policy which complements a protection status in the EU and which allows all newcomers, including refugees, to become economically productive leads to self-reliance, dignity, and social interaction and is beneficial to individuals and the receiving society. A society with large under-productive segments will not only be economically divided, but also socially and often geographically segregated. Getting integration right is therefore key to both a successful Europe and to an effective protection system for refugees in Europe.
This is an essential course for all those involved in education, such as school principals/directors, teachers of formal and informal education, trainers, public employees responsible for educational policies, community leaders, social workers, NGO and civil organisation staff.
The course is focused on the role of counseling and adult education in the processes of social integration of immigrants and refugees. Studies carried within this course will identify and exam determinants and programs supporting a successful inclusion, adaptation and acculturation of the above mentioned groups with special attention paid to programs developing intercultural competences.
The aim of this course is to examine national and european’s immigration policy as well as resettlement and integration of immigrants into European society. The first part of this course introduces students to debates on immigration policy; the causes and consequences of international migration; and the determinants of immigration policy. Immigration policies are regulatory mechanisms that determine who can come into a country and on what terms. The second part the course will examine difficulties experienced by immigrants in their strive to resettle and integrate into the European society; the needs and experiences of immigrant and refugee groups (such as women, children, elderly, and survivors of war and torture); and the role and activities of service agencies and service providers.
Participants will receive an overview of the relevant policy and processes involved in working with unaccompanied children, which will be related back to their day-to-day experiences, giving them a practical understanding of:

  • Who unaccompanied children are
  • Asylum determination, lodging an application and the asylum process
  • The roles of different adults in the system
  • The legal and policy framework for support and care, including the Children Act
  • The impact of the asylum process on care planning
  • Common issues faced by unaccompanied children and those working with them

​Objectives and learning outputs

  • Participants have an increased understanding of broader refugee protection, as it applies to children.
  • Participants have an increased understanding of global strategies and key approaches to protection of refugee children with a specific emphasis on child protection and education.
  • Increase child protection competency of participants to develop child protection and education programs for refugee situations, both in camp and non-camp contexts.
  • promote intercultural acceptance of diversity and respect of Fundamental/Human Rights in Europe
  • understand the concept of cultural awareness and how to handle cultural differences
  • Acquire an in-depth knowledge of best practices for integrating minority, migrants & refugees
  • consider the need for organizational adaptations for the purpose of integration
  • learn how to develop and implement desegregation strategies policies  
  • comprehend the importance of national language acquisition for migrants & refugees  
  • share realities and experiences with discrimination, exclusion and marginalization of different groups (including migrants and refugees) in different European communities/countries
  • explore and promote intercultural acceptance of diversity and respect of Fundamental/Human Rights in Europe
  • share the existing ones and inspire ideas for new creative and innovative social enterprises with/for immigrants, refugees and other marginalised groups
  • explore social entrepreneurship concepts, stakeholders and supporters
  • explore links between social entrepreneurship and inclusion (connected to inclusion themes of social entrepreneurships and/or social entrepreneurs being youngsters with fewer opportunities)
  • explore skills of social entrepreneurs and reflect on own competences for social entrepreneurship

The educational programme will be re-organised accordingly to the professional needs of our partners. All courses proposed will pass through an accurate assesment of needs, goals and learning outputs. This process will be enhanced before every partnership request as the daily schedule.

20/24/28/40 hours 
Course location: Infol – Innovation Training Orientation and Employment
Site:  Roma, Athens
Number of days of training: 5/6/7/10
Lesson time: 4 hours 
Language of instruction: English , French, Turkish, Italian, Spanish,Bulgarian, Romanian. 
Participation fee:send mail to [email protected]


The course will combine theory input and discussion with analysis of practical incidents with the purpose of finding out different possible solutions. The methodology used is mainly content-based language instruction (communication through specific content).Text discussion, oral presentation and discussion, role-playing, self- and meta-reflection, debating and group interaction will be the strategies more frequently used.

  • Active methodologies
  • Role playing
  • Simulations
  • New technologies
  • Visits/workshops in educational institutions as schools, universities, educational centers, and companies


  • Europass Mobility
  • Certificate of Attendance