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Higher Education for Refugee Students and Scholars: Access and Opportunities

July 5, 2018

On the 5th of July the VU will organise an event on Supporting University Community pathways for Refugee migrants. The event is the result of an Erasmus+ project called S.U.C.RE. that was executed with the University of Köln, the Aristotle university of Thessaloniki and the Greek Council for refugees.

Morning Session:

  • Opening by prof dr Vinod Subramaniam, Rector of VU Amsterdam
  • Contributions by prof dr Ruard Ganzevoort, Dean of Theology and MP in the Dutch Senate, and Mr Frans Snijders, director VU International Office
  • The SUCRE Project by dr Alexandros Triantafyllidis, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Experiences by (former) refugees students and UAF
  • SUCRE project results on Output 1: Qualifications and access to higher education; and Output 2: Support to refugee students;
  • SUCRE Results on Outputs 4 and 5: Supporting Refugees in Legal, Health and Psycho-social issues
  • Dr Marit Sijbrandij (VU): Experiences of the H2020 STRENGTHS project: Strengthening Mental Health Care Systems for Syrian Refugees


Afternoon Session:

  • SUCRE project results on Output 3: Institutional support to refugee scholars and scholars at risk
  • Experiences by scholars
  • Experiences from related Erasmus+ interventions across Europe: Academic Refuge (a.o. SAR, Oslo, Ljubljana) and INHere (a.o. Unimed, EUA-Brussels; Sapienza)
  • Closure and the way ahead

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