Holistic refugee and newcomer education in Europe
Mapping, upscaling and institutionalising promising practices from Germany, Greece
and the Netherlands
Education is one of the most important fields to promote the integration of refugee
and newcomer children and youths in host countries. However, holistic education for
refugee and newcomers has so far not been established into mainstream education systems
in European countries. Projects and pilot programmes have developed across Europe
to test holistic approaches. Some of them have started very recently as a response
to the arrival of high numbers of refugees and newcomers, while others have been established
for a longer period and have started to expand. This paper first provides an overview
of key research gaps in refugee education. It then provides a mapping of promising
holistic education practices in Europe, with a focus on Germany, Greece and the Netherlands.
Based on this, the paper explores key conditions to upscale and institutionalise promising
practices of holistic refugee and newcomer education.
Available from January 28, 2022
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