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Refugees Initiative

Asylum seekers to University

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INTERVIEWS


INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

University of Trento

COUNTRY

Italy

CITY

Trento

Address

via Calepina, 14 - I-38122 Trento
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TYPOLOGY

- Financial support for refugee students
- Health services
- Help desk and supporting services for refugee students
- Housing for refugee students
- Intercultural competences activities for staff
- Language and other introductory courses for refugee students
- Non formal education activities for students
- Social Events
- Tutoring and peer support for refugee students
- 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

Since many asylum seekers and refugees were relocated in Trentino, the University of Trento decided to support their reception through the opening of a University programme for a group of selected individuals who are already in our region as asylum seekers and/or under international humanitarian protection, and have the necessary qualifications to attend university.

The University of Trento launched this initiative in collaboration with the Autonomous Province of Trento, Cinformi and Opera Universitaria, which drafted a memorandum of understanding for academic year 2016/2017 and beyond, so that every year 5 students will receive a scholarship and proper accommodation, for a duration to be determined, but at least for the three years necessary to complete a degree course. The parties to the agreement are the University, the Department for Health and Social policies, and the Department for University, research, youth policies, equal opportunities and development cooperation.
In addition to this project, other initiatives have been launched by students and teaching staff of the University:
- Adotta [email protected] studente
- SuXr Project – Students for refugees project
- Computer literacy for refugees
- Basketball: a world in a word
- Italian and refugee’s languages: a seminar for master’s students
- CusCus Project
- Wikipedia4Refugees

RESULTS AND IMPACT

Presentation with results: https://www.inhereproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Presentazione-Roma-17-aprile-2018_English-version-UNITN.pdf