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University studies for Refugees – a success story

University studies for Refugees - a success story

eLearningworld News At the end of 2015, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) launched a package for refugees to study in German universities. As it has become a great success story the current government is now extending the programme. Cornelia Quennet-Thielen, State Secretary at the BMBF, commented in the following way: “The commitment of German universities and the many student initiatives continues. Meanwhile, several thousand refugees have made it into a regular… Continue reading

Adding pieces together to form a European Education Area

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 build a European Education Area. The purpose is that the EU Commission believes that education and culture can be important tools to fight several of… Continue reading

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

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

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 professional development.” The app “Recognition in Germany” works with Android, iOS and Windows devices and is available in the five main languages of origin of… Continue reading

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

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 learning environment in general but especially in locations where there is not any teacher that speaks the childrens’ native language. Another project that the government… Continue reading

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

Latest News: App to help refugees’ integration

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 with the goal to besides Sweden also launch it in Germany and the rest of Europe. Since there is a great demand to help refugees… Continue reading

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

Latest News: Today is the International Literacy Day!

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 access to universities easier for refugees. The vision is that education is the best driving force for integration in the German society and success on… Continue reading

Latest News: App to help refugees’ integration

Latest News: App to help refugees’ integration

eLearningworld News from Sweden In December a new app is being launched with purpose to be a social platform where Swedish citizen’s can help refugees in their daily life. The key to the app “Welcome” is the infomal social contact where the refugees can ask questions on everyday issues like where the nearest pharmacy is or how the school system works etc. There is also a function to invite refugees to different social activities. One… Continue reading

Latest News: Education for integration from Day One for Refugees

Latest News: Roadmap for Research to boost “Made in Germany”

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 society and learn the new language. The charirman of OAJ Olli Luukkainen says the following: “This will succeed by letting educational institutions organise the integration-education.… Continue reading

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

Latest News: Can technology bridge the Century-long Gap in Education?

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 Minister Johanna Wanka explains. “Integration through education is therefore in the coming years the focus of our policy.” In this strategy the learning app “Einstieg Deutsch”… Continue reading