Improving the inclusion of migrants and refugees through education

A new curriculum has been launched for adult educators to support the inclusion of migrants and refugees in communities across Europe.

Acknowledgement of Initiatives of Change on Commonwealth Education Hub

Migrants and refugees as rebuilders logo

Initiatives of Change in the UK is the lead coordinator in a new three-year Erasmus+ project that has been announced to improve the training of migrants and refugees through adult education. Migrants and Refugees as Re-Builders (KA2 Cross-borders Intercultural and Societal Entrepreneurs) is a partnership of organisations from the UK, Turkey, Sweden and Spain who are developing innovative training responses to support migrants and refugees from the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, Magreb and Latin America. The project is aimed at supporting adult educators of migrants and refugees in settling into their new communities, re-building their lives, and eventually contributing to the development of their home countries.

Initiatives of Change in London hosts migration conference

Immigration conference speakers

‘The Middle East migration crisis – genesis and response’ was the theme of a four-day conference in London hosted by Initiatives of Change and the Next Century Foundation. The conference brought together leaders from the Middle East and Afghanistan, together with refugees, academics, journalists, and religious leaders.

The British EU Referendum, 23 June

John Bond

John Bond, responding to a request to write about why he is voting for Britain to remain in the European Union, recently had this article published online by Tandem publications

Conference on the Middle East Migration Crisis – Genesis and Responses

From 20 - 23 June, Initiatives of Change and the Next Century Foundation are hosting a free four-day conference exploring the complex causes of the Middle East migration crisis and potential ways forward.

My thoughts on Paris

La Belle Equippe by Edward Peters

Frédéric Chavanne, who lives in Paris, wonders what will be the consequences on our society that have been traumatized by these events and hopes that they will force us to more unity and a deeper concern for what needs to change in our society and world wide.

Migration as a gift

Rob Corcoran

Across the globe humanity is on the move on a vast scale, driven by war, terrorism and religious persecution as well as the desire for a better life. A UN report released this week puts the figure of displaced people at 60 million. The total number of migrants reached 232 million in 2013. This number will surely escalate and most governments seem unwilling to come to terms with this reality.