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"Migrants and Refugees in a Globalized World"

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With the number of displaced people in the world at more than 65 million in 2016 - a total that counts both those living inside and outside their home countries - the plight of refugees has gained new prominence as countries have taken in displaced people.

Nearly 1 in 100 people have been displaced from their homes, the highest share of the world 's population has been forcibly displaced since 1951.

About six-in-ten Syrians are now displaced from their homes, a number unprecedented in recent history for a single country.

European countries received a record 1.3 million refugees in 2015.

Between 2008 and 2015, about 198,500 unaccompanied minors entered Europe seeking asylum, with nearly half (48%) arriving in 2015 alone. Nearly 7% of all first-time asylum applications in 2015 were from unaccompanied minors, the highest share since data on unaccompanied minors became available in 2008.

From November 1st to 4th , the International Conference will be organized around a series of workshops and presentations all focused on issues related to the refugee and migrant crisis and the responses and responsibilities of universities to these realities.

To address the issue, Universities have an important role to play through the missions of teaching, research and services.

Plenary sessions, round tables, panels and a series of workshops will be held until the concluding day when Pope Francis will welcome the participants for an audience.

The Conference aims to:

1. To have a better understanding of the reality and dimensions of the refugee and migrant crisis. The organizers want to open a fruitful dialogue between the academic world and the ones of field agents and governmental agencies to seek for future collaboration in building a network;

2. To study various approaches to providing education and training for refugees living in settlement camps; and teach university students about the refugee and migrants reality

3. To investigate pressing research needs.

4. To launch a research and action network to collaborate in the following fields: teaching, research and action in relation to migrants / refugee's issues.

5. To strengthen the global effort to access education. Higher education must be accompanied by other measures, including better knowledge of the migration issue.

Please visit the website for further information: 2imre.org

The website is also in French and Spanish.


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