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Approaches to Enhance Trust Between People Seeking Refuge and the Local Host Community: An Essential Discussion on Integration and Social Inclusion in Europe

With the upcoming commemoration of the International World Refugee Day on sight, the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) organized on 18 June 2020 a webinar to discuss and explore ways to build trust to achieve a more inclusive society for people seeking refuge in Europe. The webinar was hosted by the Program of Social Inclusion of People Seeking Refuge in Europe and the Network for Dialogue.

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Reflecting on the Role of Education in Promoting Learning to Live Together Among Migrant, Refugee and Host Communities in Europe: The SOLIDARITY Project is Launched

The online module “SOLIDARITY: An ethical imperative for advancing the role of education in migrant and refugee inclusion in Europe," kicked off on 17 March 2021, gathering 98 participants from Europe and beyond.

Under the title "The role of education in promoting learning to live together among migrant, refugee and host communities in Europe," this first session aimed at building a dialogue on the role of education in strengthening coexistence and interconnectedness between people from different backgrounds, and to promote learning to live together among migrant, refugee and host communities in Europe.

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The Ethical Challenge of the Current Refugee Crisis in Europe

By Barry van Driel

From July 6 to July 15,1938 more than 30 countries gathered in Évian-les-Bains in France to discuss the plight of German and Austrian Jews, and to look for solutions for a growing refugee problem. The Jews of Germany (and Austria) had been stripped of their basic human rights and were desperate to find safe havens. Multiple states had migration quotas in place but none (the Dominican Republic was willing to take refugees but for large sums of money) were willing to raise their quotas to take in these refugees. Reasons given were the aftermath of the Great Depression, unemployment, etc. Though many representatives were sympathetic to the plight of the Jewish refugees in their rhetoric, their message was clear: this is not our problem and we take no responsibility; all of this mixed into a lethal cocktail of fear, hatred and distrust.

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We Are All Refugees

By Dr. Angelos Vallianatos

Let’s face the facts: 13.5 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance. 6.6 million are displaced within Syria, and 4.6 million Syrians are refugees. Half are children. From the beginning of the civil war in Syria, over 12.000 children have died.  Children affected by the Syrian conflict are at risk of becoming ill, malnourished, abused, or exploited. Millions have been forced to quit school.

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