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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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TITLE OF THE INITIATIVE

"Change in Exile" project

INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

Roskilde Universitet

COUNTRY

Denmark

CITY

Roskilde

ADDRESS

Roskilde Universitet
Universitetsvej 1, Postboks 260
4000 Roskilde

TYPOLOGY

- Intercultural competences activities for staff
- Non formal education activities for students
- Social Events
- University policies on access to higher education

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Refugees of second generation
- Students
- University staff (academic and administrative)

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

The project:

Professor Michelle Pace was awarded an 8-month Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Denmark) large FACE grant for a research project entitled "Change in Exile: Re-invigorating principles of reform and social stability amongst young Syrian refugees in Denmark and Lebanon." Michelle’s project partner is International Alert in Lebanon with Lana Khattab as the Lead Researcher.

The project is aimed at:

i) Generating knowledge on the role of education in promoting democratic principles to support social stability between young Syrian refugees and host communities in Denmark and Lebanon and

ii) Enabling dialogue and cooperation between academia, municipalities, NGO practitioners and UN agencies from Denmark and Lebanon and other countries neighbouring Syria to share learning experiences and to inform policies that support social stability.

The research in Denmark is led by RUC and in Lebanon it is led by International Alert.

In Denmark, Professor Pace works closely with Roskilde Kommune, Syrian youth refugees/migrants in Denmark, children and youth psychologists, pedagogues, academic colleagues from Roskilde and Copenhagen Universities as well as teachers from reception classes for young refugees and other educators involved with young refugees and young Danes through informal educational activities.

In Lebanon, Lana Khattab works closely with international and local organisations, as well as academics and researchers. She has conducted field research in Beirut suburbs and in Tripoli, North Lebanon, with young Syrian and Lebanese youth, parents, teachers and educators.

For more information please contact: [email protected]