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Refugees in Germany – A Quest for Social Cohesion

Another year has come to a close, and within the EiCC community, we are well aware of the 65 million displaced people around the world who are still in search of a safe home that will allow them to pursue fulfilling lives. A couple of months ago, ECCN hosted a roundtable on urban refugee education and the key takeaways are available here. Conversations from that event lingered in my mind during my recent trip to Germany last month, Read more  »

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Urban Refugee Education Roundtable: Shaping an Agenda for Research, Policy and Practice

Now available: The Summary Report of the Event.

The Urban Refugee Education Roundtable brought together diverse actors from the United Nations, non-governmental organizations, universities, donor agencies and other interested stakeholders both to critically reflect on what we know and don’t know about urban refugee education and to help shape a collaborative agenda for research, policy and practice.

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The Refugee Crises in Africa and Europe: We Are All in It Together

I grew up in Germany, in a village outside Stuttgart. It’s a pretty traditional area where most people know each other and most speak Swabian, a German dialect that is almost impossible to understand for the un-indoctrinated.

I’m back home for a visit and we’re watching the evening news as we’ve always done. Today’s events: another 40 people died crossing the Mediterranean – amongst them 17 children. 10,000 refugee minors are declared missing. Read more  »

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