Supporting the inclusion of displaced children from Ukraine in education: considerations, key principles and practices for the school year 2022-2023
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This Staff Working Document aims at pooling the currently available collective experience and knowledge and provide information on good practice and practical insights to support EU Member States in the inclusion of displaced children from Ukraine in education. It was written by the Commission services in consultation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), representatives of ministries of education, stakeholder organisations that met in peer learning events between March and June 2022, and with experts from the Network working on the social dimension of education and training (NESET).
The document offers a set of considerations on six key areas, ranging from reception of displaced children to long-term measures:
- organising reception and admission processes;
- preparing education institutions and educational staff to include displaced children;
- running targeted activities to help include displaced children in education;
- engaging with displaced families and communities and helping displaced children maintain the link with Ukraine;
- taking long-term measures to promote inclusive education;
- taking specific measures for early childhood education and care.