On 2-3 February 2018, the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees (SRSG), together with the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) and the municipality of Athens, is organising a training session on one of the most challenging questions in the field of migration - the integration of refugee and migrant children in mainstream education. Teachers from 80 schools hosting refugee children in Athens, psychologists, education specialists and other stakeholders will focus on non-discrimination, tolerance, and good practices in the integration process. The training is composed of two different modules. The first one is based on the ECRI General Policy Recommendation no. 10, which has been adapted to the needs of schools in Athens. It is developed and delivered by ECRI's Chair, Prof. Jean-Paul Lehners, and ECRI´s 1st Vice-Chair, Ms Maria Daniella Marouda. The second module is developed and delivered by Ms Claudia Koehler, a researcher with the European Forum for Migration Studies, Institute at the University of Bamberg, Germany, and member of the SIRIUS Policy Network on Migrant Education.
The training is organised in the context of the follow-up to the recommendations made in the SRSG’s report on Greece, after his fact-finding mission there in 2016.