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Refugees Initiative

A Map focusing on the 3 partners'countries represented within the partnership identifying the integration activities carried out investigating regulatory measures of integration undertaken directly by universities.

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TITLE OF THE INITIATIVE

Specially organized courses for refugees students

INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

Université de Liège

COUNTRY

Belgium

CITY

Liège

ADDRESS

Place du 20 Août 7, 4000 Liège
Bureau d'accueil des réfugiés
Contact person - Antoine Decuyper
+32 (0)4 366 50 75
[email protected]

TYPOLOGY

- Help desk and supporting services for refugee students
- Language and other introductory courses for refugee students
- Recognition of studies and prior learning for refugee students
- Tutoring and peer support for refugee students
- University policies on access to higher education

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Students

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

Courses organized especially for refugees, at the initiative of the Refugee Platform (2016) in collaboration with the Higher Institute of Modern Languages ​​(ISLV Liège).
Objective: acquisition of the minimum level of French required (B2) for entry to the university (French courses organized for newcomers are numerous but limited to B1. A B2 + course was tested in 2017-2018
- 3-month modules - 3h / day, in the afternoon - 4 days a week
- 3 separate level classes (between A1 + and B2) - priority access reserved for candidates with "university" profile
15 people / class
- Various advantages: free registration, financing of transport costs outside downtown, free access to ULiège libraries, free access to activities relaxation and socialization organized by the University, pairs of French conversation with a member of the university community (student or any member of the
University community).
- Coaching project more "close" to "godparents", beyond the French language practice (intercultural communication in an asylum context).