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06 Nov 2019
According to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, states have committed to provide access to education to every child, regardless of his or her migratory status. However, crossing the doorstep of a school is not enough. For an educational experience...
16 Oct 2019
The streets in Warsaw, Poland were crowded with people protesting against a new bill that the government is planning to pass. The  bill, known as 'Stop Pedophilia', was proposed by the right-wing government, who is demanding sex education be removed...
17 Sep 2019
'School for All', a Croatian civil society initiative, organized a protest rally in Zagreb on September 15th, demanding Croatian authorities employ more school assistants to ensure the inclusion of children with disabilities in the educational ...
11 Sep 2019
The UN Refugee Agency, the United Nations Children’s Fund, and the International Organization for Migration warn European states to increase the resources and practical support within their school systems that would guarantee that all refugee,...
09 Sep 2019
On 9th September when the new school year was opened in Bucharest, Klaus Iohannis (Romanian President) and Snežana Samardžić-Markovic (Council of Europe Director General of Democracy) addressed the impact of the “INSCHOOL” project. The Inclusive...
08 Sep 2019
On 6th of September, the European Commission published the 2019 annual report on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies, summarizing action taken in education, health, housing and discrimination. Unfortunately, there are no...
12 Aug 2019
An initiative of the United Nations, International Youth Day was first celebrated on 12 August 2000, to raise awareness about the many cultural and legal issues facing youth. According to UN data, there are 1.8 billion young people between the ages...
11 Aug 2019
START ACADEMY SOFIA is a non-governmental organization aimed at developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes of disadvantaged students and young people from marginalized groups, especially those who have  or are at risk of dropping out of school....
25 Jul 2019
According to a survey carried out in 2016, nearly 1 in 3 students aged 18–19 in Norway said they have experienced some type of a physical, sexual offence. In 75% of these cases, the offender was a person known to the victim. Despite the prevalence...
07 May 2019
On 24 April 2019, a representative of the Know How Center for the Alternative Care for Children, NBU, took part in the national meeting, ‘SIRIUS: Positive Development and Steps Towards Educational Integration of Refugee Children: Good Practices from...

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