- Financial support for refugee students
- 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
- Recognition of studies and prior learning for refugee students
- Social Events
- Tutoring and peer support for refugee students
- University policies on access to higher education
DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES
In the "Refugees, Human Rights and Migration Policies in Europe Conference"
organized in November 2015 by the Department of Sociology, with the support of the
Vice-Rector's Office for Students, Quality and Equality, the Office for Research and
Coordination and Internationalization, it was possible to verify among the audience a
concern among the university community for the situation of people
refugee women who simultaneously hope that institutions, including the university,
use all the means at your disposal to contribute to the process of
reception of refugees.
On the other hand, both the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE)
as head of higher education issues in the Commission
Europe has been working and debating for a while about how the
universities as a reference in research can provide analysis of the social problems and
in addition to provide conceptual tools that can serve society.
Murcia to understand and take a position on the matter, could provide
welcome services to teachers, researchers, and students in a situation
refugee. Due to the contexts of violence from which people come,
Refugees are often perceived by host societies as belonging to
low socio-cultural sectors. However, as in the case of Syria,
approximately 25% of the population between the ages of 18 and 35 (ages of most
refugees who have arrived in Europe in recent months) have carried out
university studies. Although these people leave behind their financial possessions,
they keep their knowledge and their cultural capitals with them.
This Refugee UMU plan is incipient and must still be implemented and nurtured with the opinion and suggestions of more bodies and people of the University of Murcia, as well, other public administrations or civil entities. The goal is to design and
agree on a plan to support refugees in the short, medium and long term, in
collaboration with NGOs and public institutions in charge. The plan would be
executed through a coordinating unit or commission of the UMU.
The proposed actions are organized by lines of action:
- Awareness, information and training on displacement and Refugee issue.
- Permanent website within the framework of Campus Mare Nostrum through
of which will be disseminated to all actions and resources that leave
performing and compiling as a consequence of the application of this plan.
- Dissemination among the university community, and the rest of society, of the
plan put in place, with an objective not only informative but also
awareness of the situation of these people and all their
needs, including gender, when arriving in our Region.
- Educational innovation actions on migration, asylum and refugee, in
that the gender perspective is also included.
- Participation in regional, national and / or European calls for the promotion of
educational innovation actions on this topic.
- Offers specific training courses on the subject of refugees, in
those that take into account the gender perspective, which
provide analysis tools to community and University members.
- Promotion of university internships linked to NGOs that work
in the care and integration of refugees, in which
also ensure the overcoming of gender stereotypes and roles;
- Organization of workshops and seminars to inform and sensitize the
university community and society in general about the situation of
refugees both at origin, in transit and as when they arrive to Europe and Spain.
- Refugee research
- Direct or indirect aid to refugees: a. Free offer of training actions in the Spanish language and culture for refugees.
- Participation in the pilot project for the reception of university refugees of the Government of Spain in collaboration with the CRUE.
- Inclusion of refugee status as a mandatory condition to be assessed in all calls for scholarships and study grants convened at the University of Murcia;
- Support and accommodation networks: b. Campaign "Family friend". c. Promotion of university volunteering and the “time bank” for UMU students and staff; d. Boosting development cooperation and European volunteering as mechanisms to boost on-site support by students and
UMU staff. and. Campaign "RefugiUM Mujeres".
- Solidarity events, humanitarian campaigns;
- Promotion of UMUONG local work network that works on the