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Intercultural dialogue on integrating migrants and refugees

Integration is a two-way process that involves both migrants and the host community considering each other’s point of view.

This was one of the messages highlighted by the Agency at a peer learning activity event on the role of intercultural dialogue to address migration, refugees and asylum seekers in education. FRA also spoke of the need to foster inclusive education and gender equality, involving parents, as well as provide adequate training to teachers that also covers fundamental rights. 

Taken together this would greatly contribute to the integration of migrants and refugees. At the event Member States shared practices covering formal and non-formal education such as recruiting second language teachers, guides on cultural understanding, practical toolboxes and inter-faith dialogues in communities. The event took place on 8 and 9 February in Athens. It was organised jointly by the Greek Ministry of Education and the European Commission.