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Refugees Initiative

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TITLE OF THE INITIATIVE

Personalized support program for refugees and asylum seekers in their academic integration.

INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

Unir Universités et Réfugiés. E.S

COUNTRY

France

CITY

Paris

ADDRESS

Kiwanda : 50 rue de Montreuil 75011.
Contact: 0033 07 67 14 02 63

WEB SITE OF THE INITIATIVE


TYPOLOGY

- Financial support for refugee students
- Help desk and supporting services for refugee students
- Intercultural competences activities for staff
- Language and other introductory courses for refugee students
- Non formal education activities for students
- Recognition of studies and prior learning for refugee students
- Social Events
- Tutoring and peer support for refugee students

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Students

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

Unir supports refugees and asylum seekers in their academic integration. With the personalized support program, workshops on resumption of studies, vocational guidance and French lessons, Unir aims to enhance their career paths and their integration in France.

Indidualized Support:
Support refugees and asylum seekers in their efforts to resume their studies. This individual program is made up of several stages which go from the diagnosis of needs to the creation and sending of the application file. For successful applicants, the program also provides assistance during the registration process and post-registration follow-up.

Preparation for Resumption
Unir offer`s different activities and workshops to guide their beneficiaries and help them build their professional and academic project. In particular, they organize business-discovery days and cultural activities. These activities constitute meeting spaces between the participants and the host community. Thanks to their academic, institutional and associative partnerships, many specialist advisers are involved in the activities. In order to prepare for the resumption of studies, they offer French courses both face-to-face and online. These courses, specially designed for the students, offer flexibility and autonomy, while allowing them to be accompanied by teachers.

RESULTS AND IMPACT

According to the 2018 report, 80 people benefited from the personalized support program. Unir allowed 63 refugees to submit one or more applications (78 total applications).
Among these candidates, 34 people were selected for one or more opportunities in the following establishments: College of Paris, University of Paris 8 Vincennes – Saint-Denis, University of Paris Nanterre, University of Paris 13, University of Paris Descarte, École normale University, Paris-Sorbonne University, University Paris Diderot, National School of Bridges and Roads, Grenoble-Alpes University, University of Cergy-Pontoise, Paris-Malaquais National School of Architecture.