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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

Engineers for Refugees

INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

Engineers for Refugees

COUNTRY

Netherlands

CITY

Delft

ADDRESS

Delft

WEB SITE OF THE INITIATIVE


TYPOLOGY

- Language and other introductory courses for refugee students
- Non formal education activities for students
- Tutoring and peer support for refugee students

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Refugees of second generation

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

E4R is an initiative set up by students of TU Delft to help fellow students that had to leave their country. Every November a new class of refugees start the program. The goal is to teach as much about the Dutch language and culture as possible within a year.

The 12-month program revolves around the three pillars of E4R; the language course, the plus-modules and the buddy program.

The intensive 12-month language course takes the participants’ Dutch language CEFR level from A0 to B2, providing them with the language skills to pursue a professional degree or a career in the Netherlands.

PLUS-modules are cultural and professional activities organized by E4R with companies, other institutions and/or students. The different set of integration courses offers an inspiring environment to learn about the Dutch culture and habits, but also to develop and prepare the participants on a professional level.

Also, the practical learning of the Dutch language is picked up playfully by linking the participants to peers at the TUDelft. This constitutes the Buddy system. Each buddy couple is expected to spend approximately 3 hours per week together. Every three months the participant is introduced to a new buddy to extend his/her connections.