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Webinar: Forced migration and education


CMR webinar: Forced migration and education
May 6, 14:00-16:00 (CET)

Dr Michał Nowosielski and Ewa Cichocka

Migration Policies Research Unit & Socio-Cultural Research Unit, Centre of Migration ResearchUniversity of Warsaw
Unia Metropolii Miast Polskich Embassy of Switzerland in Poland

During the first two months since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24th 2022, almost  5 million people left the country. Polish cities, NGOs and ordinary residents faced an unprecedented challenge in Europe’s post-war history to address their needs. Large cities, and increasingly also small towns need to respond to the needs of a growing population of 2.8 million forced migrants who crossed Polish borders, providing them with shelter, education, employment, healthcare system and social services.  This series of CMR Webinars “Migration and Cities. Managing the crisis” aims at discussing major challenges experienced by Polish local administrations, NGOs and other stakeholders who serve forced migrants and identifying solutions that worked well in other contexts.

This webinar focuses on policies addressing the educational needs of forced migrants. First, the Polish-based panellists who represent organizations engaged in facilitating access to the education system for forced migrants will discuss the main challenges they experience. Next, the panellists with expertise in education policies from other countries will discuss the best strategies that could be implemented in Polish cities or be some lessons learned in the Polish context.

Watch the video on CMR YT channel.