In January 2019 the Institute took part in the kick-off meeting of the project 鈥Children Hybrid Integration: Learning Dialogue as a way of Upgrading Policies of Participation 鈥 CHILD-UP鈥 which was held in Modena (Italy). The project, funded within the聽EU Horizon 2020聽programme, will research the social conditions of migrant children鈥檚 integration through social participation, taking in primary account gender differences, legal status and age groups with the final aim to propose an innovative approach to understand and transform their social condition.

It is developed by a partnership coordinated by the聽University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE)聽which includes the聽Center for the Research, Training and Consultancy at the Protestant University of Dresden gGMBH (ZFWB gGMBH), the聽Jagiellonian University of Krakow (UJ), the聽University of Liege (ULIEGE), the聽University of Northampton Higher Education Corporation (UON), the聽Malmoe University (MAU), the聽Sein盲joki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK), the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), the聽European School Heads Association (ESHA), and the聽Fondation des R茅gions Europ茅ennes pour la Recherche, l鈥櫭塪ucation et la Formation聽(FREREF).

CHILD-UP first specific objective is providing a European overview, collection of data and evaluation concerning children鈥檚 conditions of living, protection and education. Second objective is providing support for migrant children鈥檚 exercise of agency in changing their own conditions of integration and constructing hybrid identities. Third objective is informing policies at the local, national and European level through dissemination and exploitation of research outcomes and tools.

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