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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

UNICORE - University Corridors for Refugees

INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

Università di Padova

COUNTRY

Italy

CITY

Padova

ADDRESS

Via VIII Febbraio 1848 Contact person: Prof. Elisa Gamba [email protected]

TYPOLOGY

- Financial support for refugee students
- Help desk and supporting services for refugee students
- Housing for refugee students
- Language and other introductory courses for refugee students
- Tutoring and peer support for refugee students
- University policies on access to higher education

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

The project University Corridors for Refugees is promoted by 10 Italian universities with the support of UNHCR, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Caritas Italiana, Diaconia Valdese, and other partners. It aims to increase opportunities for refugees currently residing in Ethiopia to continue their higher education in Italy. 20 students will be selected to begin MA degree courses in September 2020. The selected students will be exempted from tuition fees at the universities participating in the programme and will receive financial support for plane tickets and Visa-related expenses, and a study grant to help them during their stay in Italy.

In April 2020, the University of Padua published a call for two UNICORE grants dedicated to refugees enrolling in a MA programme in A.Y.2020/21. Up to now, we are supporting the applicants interested into the call.