The summer school will bring together young refugees and youth leaders active in supporting the social integration of refugees by developing participants’ competences in their role as multipliers for youth participation, democratic citizenship and intercultural dialogue. The participants will have the opportunity to develop skills in the areas of human rights education, democracy and the rule of law, gender equality, leadership and entrepreneurship. The summer school is a cooperation of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe and the Global Platform for Syrian Students in partnership with Kiron Open Higher Education and Voice of Young Refugees in Europe.
In parallel, a group of experts will draft policy guidelines to support minors in transition to adulthood, a target group of growing concern for the Council of Europe. The policy guidelines are part of the Action Plan on protecting refugee and migrant children.