Universities as an empowering source of integrating refugees

Currently, 456 volunteer students initiatives at 137 universities are active in Germany in the Refugee Welcome program. The initiative was launched in 2015 and is financed annually by the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with more than four million euros. Last year alone nearly 30 000 refugees benefited from …

Adding pieces together to form a European Education Area

eLearningworld News The EU Commission’s ambitions plan to develop a European Education Area is taking shape. Before the EU meeting in Gothenburg November 17 the EU Commission now is presenting eleven points for further integration and to inject the spirit of success stories like student exchange programmes like Erasmus+ to …

Latest News: The App “Recognition in Germany” – A shortcut to work

eLearningworld News from Germany A new app from the German government is being launched for refugees to faster get recognition of their professional qualifications from their home-countries. Federal Education Minister Johanna Wanka comments: “After the first housing and care of the refugees, attention is now more on their education and …

Latest News: Government improves integration with learning portal for refugee children

eLearningworld News from Norway The Norwegian Government launches a new online learning portal to improve the learning-process for refugee children to learn Norwegian and other school subjects. Skolekassa.no includes textbooks that already being used in the Norwegian school, but they are translated to several other languages. This will improve the …

Latest News: “Welcome to Sweden”-app now available for refugees and locals, Europe next

eLearningworld News from Sweden November 17 eLearningworld reported about the “Welcome”-app that is a social platform where Swedish citizen’s can help refugees in their daily life. The app is now available in a beta-version. And the developers have just launched a Kickstarter-campaign to finance the further development of the Welcome-app …

Latest News: Second Educational Package for Refugees forms bridge to HigherEd

eLearningworld News from Germany Around 300 000 young people have benefited from first Educational Package Learn German so far that are funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education. For young refugees there are also additional projects available. Now the government is launching a second package in order to make …

Latest News: Education for integration from Day One for Refugees

eLearningworld News from Finland The teacher-union OAJ in Finland proposes that refugees should start to receive education from they arrive in order to speed up integration in the society. This will also shorten the way to the labour market. The focus of the education is to learn about the Finnish …

Latest News: Germany’s strategy to welcome refugees – Education is the key

eLearningworld News from Germany The Ministry of Education identifies three main areas to help refugees to enter the German society: – Learning the German language, – Recognition of skills and capacities, – Integration into training and work. It is basically a humanitarian task to integrate refugees quickly. The Federal Education …