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.

Voices of Migrants

Calais refugee camp

You are warmly invited to a Greencoat Forum on the evening of Monday 23 January 2017. The Voices of Migrants project consists of filmed testimonies from the refugee camp of Calais.

Migrants and Refugees as Re-Builders

Migrants and Refugees as Re-Builders

A new three-year Erasmus+ project has been announced to improve the training of migrants and refugees through adult education.

Refugee Crisis: Stories from the Frontline

Sakira Suzia

The unprecedented levels of migration across the Mediterranean since 2015 with the catastrophic death toll was one of key talking points at the Refugee Crisis forum in London. Stories from the Frontline held at Initiatives of Change headquarters on 31 October brought together senior political leaders, activists, volunteers and many other concerned parties who listened to the stories of how ordinary people have taken action to do the most extraordinary acts of bravery, courage and kindness in tackling this global crisis.

The Refugee Crisis

Come hear stories from remarkable people who have travelled across oceans and others whom have dedicated their lives to support refugees.

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.

Only a ‘better idea’ can cure the symptoms of extremism

It is easier, and more comfortable, to dismiss extremist views and if necessary to use force to eliminate those who hold them. This may sometimes be necessary, but it is no long-term answer.

Answering Europe's migrant crisis

John Bond

A million migrants reached Europe last year from the Middle East and Africa, half of them from Syria. A million more are expected this year. This will not stop until peace prevails in Syria and Iraq. People fleeing for their lives do not obey border controls. We Europeans need to do all we can to resolve the conflict. And we need to care for the refugees.

Can the British nation open their hearts to displaced refugees from the Middle East and Africa?

Audience at lively debate on the plight of refugees fleeing from war torn countries in London on October 9.

Initiatives of Change in partnership with Next Century Foundation facilitated a lively debate on the plight of refugees fleeing from war torn countries in London on October 9.

Refugees as Rebuilders

UK resident Hassan Hassan giving leadership training in Mogadishu

As Europeans oscillate between fear and compassion at the sight of the masses of refugees entering Europe, one thought which probably hasn’t occurred to many, is that among these people are potential rebuilders of their war-torn countries.

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