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Call for Papers – Supporting migrant students through the pandemic


This online event (25-26 May) will bring together researchers and practitioners from across Europe, in order to discuss best practice of inclusion, engagement, practical and emotional support for migrant and refugee students, focusing in particular on the new challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

This initiative is organised in partnership by the icPSP (International Centre for Public and Social Policy) at the University of Nottingham; NIESR (National Institute for Economic and Social Research); EMIGRA-CER Migracions of the Autonomous University of Barcelona; and the Department of Culture, Politics and Society (CPS) of the University of Turin.

The organising committee is now inviting abstract submission from scholars and practitioners from across the UK and Europe on a range of themes including (but not limited to):

  • the impact of Covid-19 on the educational experiences of migrant and refugee children
  • the challenges of inclusive education in times of ‘distance learning’
  • best practice and innovation in migrants’ education
  • the opportunities and risks of using ICT to improve migrants’ education
  • the role of partnerships between schools, parents and civil society
  • the role of education and schools as a space of citizenship-building
  • the migration policy / education policy nexus during and post the pandemic

Please send a 300-word abstract, with your name and affiliation to

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 24 March 2021.

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Posted on Wednesday 24th February 2021

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