UNISTAR aims at developing resources for professors and administrative staff to facilitate their work with refugee students

Started: 2019

Funding: Erasmus+ Key Action 2

Project budget: 158,810 €

Length: 2 years

Partners: 7

“A teacher who manages a classroom that include refugee learners will walk into perhaps one of the toughest classroom in the world” (UNHCR report 2017). While more and more higher education institutions have put in place inclusion programs for refugees, there is an increasing need to provide suitable material, guidance as well as training to the academic and administrative staff. 

The UNISTAR project aims to develop an online toolbox that will be based on an existing online tool that currently provides guidance and support to educators who work with refugee pupils and students (developed by UNHCR Regional Representation for Western Europe). The material will be adapted to the  Higher Education context and will be piloted through delivering a number of trainings targeting both university academic and administrative staff.

Partners: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), Vilnius University (Lithuania), Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (Germany), University of Alcalá (Spain), HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (Netherlands), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, EUF