Promoting effective EU integration of refugees in Greece’s secondary school structures specified for refugee education
The right to education constitutes a fundamental human right. Every child, particularly asylum seekers’ children, have the right to be educated, according to European and National Law. Facilitating access to education of all underage refugees living in the country hosting facilities is a key duty and recently a Greek State’s political decision. More specifically, in August 2018, according to the legislative decision made by the Greek Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs (Government Gazette issue no. 3580), Host Structures for Refugee Education (namely DYEP) have been established, i.e. school units within which the Host Structures for Refugee Education will operate every school year.
The proposed project will assist teachers in secondary education to become knowledgeable and informed EU citizens in view of their responsibility to educate refugees as European citizens. The initiative is in tandem with the expressed objectives of the Research Center for Economic Policy, Governance and Development of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and addresses the visible and pressing need of the development of learning content for European integration specifically addressed to teachers of refugees in secondary education.