Migrant children’s integration and  education in Europe

Approaches, methodologies and policies

Barcelona, October 24th-25th, 2019

The symposium

The consortium of the European project MiCREATE — Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe will host a symposium dedicated to explore:

  • Policies for the integration of migrant children and youth in educational systems;
  • Educational practices to foster migrant children and youth’s wellbeing;
  • The social impact of educational integration programmes;
  • Emerging approaches and methodologies to study and transform the educational practices for the improvement of migrant children and youth’s education

The symposium will pay special attention to child-centered approaches, the perception and implication of reception communities, transformative practices, teacher’s professional development, and effective policies.


Thursday, October 24th, 2019
15.00 Welcome and introduction to the symposium

Representative from Fundació Tàpies

Mateja Sedmak
MiCREATE Coordinator,  ZRS Koper

Juana M. Sancho
Esbrina, Universitat de Barcelona

15.30 Keynote

Francisco Javier García Castaño
Insituto de Migraciones, Universidad de Granada

16.45 Break
17.15 From research to policy and practice

Policy makers panel

Anna Marie Schurmann Carstens
The National Council for Children, Denmark

Maria Zuber
European Commission DG HOME

Stanka Lunder Verlič, PhD
Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Slovenia

18.45 End of the first day
Friday, October 25th, 2019
9.30 MiCREATE’s Child-centered approach

Migration Children and Integration in the EU through Education: What do we know so far?

Shoba Arun and Gavin Bailey
Manchester Metropolitan University, Reino Unido.

What are the problems? Reception communities in the EU environment

Vlasta Jalušič and Veronika Bajt
Peace institute, Ljubljana, Eslovenia.

Schools and Community Views of Migrant Children’s Integration

Judit Onsès
University of Barcelona, España

11.30 Break
12:00 Presentation of papers
13.30 Break
15.00 Presentation of papers
16.30 Break
17.00 Roundtable with schools

Escola Cervantes

IES Pau Claris

Escola Drassanes

18.30 Wrap up

Barbara Gornik
MiCREATE Coordinator,  ZRS Koper

Fernando Hernández
Esbrina, Universitat de Barcelona

19.00 End of the second day

Call for papers

Interested scholars and practitioners are invited to submit papers related to the aims of the symposium.

Abstracts should be sent in a text document to info@micreate.eu, together with contact details for the author(s) and a brief mention of the author(s) affiliation.

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words (excluding references) and should clearly communicate the key points and conclusions of the paper, indicating the methodology, theoretical framework and the relationship to the call.

Template for papers



August 15th, 2019
Communication of acceptance
September 1st, 2019
Full paper (5-10 pages)
December 1st, 2019


You can use the following form to register for the symposium:

Registration form


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October 24th-25th, 2019
Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Carrer d’Aragó, 255,
08007 Barcelona

Scientific Committee

  • Mateja Sedmak (ZRS)
  • Juana M. Sancho (UB)
  • Ayse Dursun (UW)
  • Gro Hellesdatter Jacobsen (SDU)
  • Shoba Arun (MMU)
  • Adam Bulandra (IPL)

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