Refugees welcome?: recognition of qualifications held by refugees and their access to higher education in Europe: country analyses


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This paper analyses how a selected pool of countries use education as an instrument for inclusion of refugees, asylum seekers and persons in refugee-like situations. The report includes detailed country analyses of Romania, Belgium, Norway and Germany. The chosen countries represent different parts of Europe as well as countries that face specific challenges in coping with the inclusion of refugees into higher education and that have partially found solutions for these problems that might serve as good practice examples. According to the information provided by the European Higher...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Migration; Qualifications; Pathways; Equity; Participation

Keywords: Refugees; Access to education and training; Recognition of current competency; Recognition of prior learning; Social inclusion; Barrier

Geographic subjects: Belgium; Germany; Norway; Romania; Europe

Published: Brussels, Belgium: European Students' Union, 2017

Physical description: 88 p.

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Resource type: Report

Rights: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Document number: TD/TNC 128.1164

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