Effective practices in education, mental health and psychosocial support for the integration of refugee children 


Will use the Supportive Process for the Inclusion of Children’s Experience (SPICE) under the communicative methodology, to carry out 3 multisite pilot actions across 6 countries (Sweden, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Greece and Bulgaria), in a total of 33 “Communities of Learning and Practices”: hotspots/reception identification, inclusive schools and non-formal/informal social and learning environments, and institutional care (including unaccompanied minors).


Informed by these pilots, the co-created BKP will provide solutions to support the reuse, scalability and sustainability of these practices.


We will provide recommendations to stimulate the dynamic integration of migrant children, targeted at four audiences: (a) families, (b) communities, civil society organizations, and local service providers, (c) schools and teaching staff (d) and policy-makers.


REFUGE-ED brings together a consortium of 9 partners (from research institutions, to NGOs) from 7 countries to create the Brokering Knowledge Platform (BKP), which will host innovative high-quality solutions addressed to the dynamic integration of migrant children in schools and society.


REFUGE-ED will identify, implement, and test effective practices in education and MHPSS that promote the educational success, well-being and sense of belonging of children (0-18 years old- ISCED 0-3) from recent migration cohorts, refugees and asylum seekers, and unaccompanied minors. The ground-breaking nature of the BKP relies on its focus on the integration between the fields of education and MHPSS, and on its dialogic co-creation with children, families, teachers, practitioners, policy-makers, among other stakeholders.


Dra. Teresa Sordé Martí

Ainhoa Flecha Fernándes de Sanmamed

Emilia Aiello

Olga Serradell Pumareda

Maria Jerusalém Amador López

María Cristina Pulido Rodríguez

Beatriz Villarejo

H2020 Comisión Europea