Staff Training on Pathways of Institutional Support for Young Refugees’ Access to Higher Education, Training and Employment

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Utrecht Network







18-21 June, 2019

Online Application:

 Deadline for the application: 6th of May 2019



 The maximum number of participants is 30.

 In case we receive more applications than spots available, the following selection criteria will be applied:

 Applicants from the Utrecht Network will be prioritized for places (1-2 persons maximum per member institution).

 Participants with the most relevant background and interests for the programme (e.g. experience with welcoming refugees
and threatened scholars, preparatory programmes etc.).


Working Language:


Target Group:

 Academic and administrative staff of all levels, involved in young refugee and scholars at risk projects/initiatives or aiming at establishing one in their home university.


Draft Work Programme:

 To be announced.

Application Process & Fee:

 Participants are expected to cover their costs of travel, accommodation and dinners by themselves and to make necessary travel arrangements and reservations. The staff training is without fees and includes lunches and coffee breaks.



 The accommodation cost will be covered by the participants. However, the organizers can suggest a variety of possible convenient solutions, taking into consideration the location, the service quality and the price range of the lodgings. Further details will be emailed to the participants, after the confirmation of the mobility.


Contact Person:


 Konstantina Tolia
 Dept. of European Educational Programmes 
 Tel. +302310 991391




The staff training aims to improve the capacity of the Partner Universities to assist young refugees and scholars at risk that reach out to them for support. The training will build on the challenges identified during the first edition of the Refugee Staff week in Utrecht (June 2018). Several Issues will be elaborated such as the accreditation of prior learning, the requirements for entering HEIs, the administrative and financial short-comings, the linguistic and cultural barriers and the psychosocial support opportunities in various frameworks.  Emphasis will be given on identifying current and future challenges, evaluate established programmes offered by partner Universities and other staff trainees and reach a consensus on good practices.


The training will be a comprehensive approach constituting of plenary and group sessions, as well as workshops which will focus on the following thematic fields: administrative processes and support, preparatory/language courses, psycho-social support and employability.