In a recent press release, the Horizon 2020 project IMMERSE - Integration mapping of refugee and migrant children has announced the launch of its Online Digital Database of good practices and resources.
The project's main aim is to generate indicators of the integration and socio-educational inclusion of refugee and migrant children in Europe. Its approach is innovative because it considers the children's needs and the perspective of schools, educators and classmates to develop inclusive environments and processes of integration. The project started in December 2018 with a 3M€ research grant and it has been going on for 4 years. It involves all relevant stakeholders (children and their families, researchers, NGOs, policymakers, educators or learning institutions).
The project moves its analysis from the critical necessity to comprehend the migrations phenomena in every aspect with a particular focus on minors. As the consortium states in its press release:
"Between 2013 and 2017, almost 2 million non-EU citizens took up residence in the EU-28 on a yearly basis. Among them, 20% approximately are children, many of whom are unaccompanied or separated from their families. The increased and diversified flows of recent years have exposed gaps in the protection and support of migrant children. National education systems are the most impacted by this situation since they need to embrace growing cultural, linguistic, socio‐economic and ethnic diversity."
The online database of good practices and resources is one of the main outcomes of IMMERSE. In the website, it is possible to consult the information about practices and initiatives related to migrant children's integration and the socio-economic aspects involved in them.
Please find the database at this link: