EU to support pupils and teaching staff fleeing Ukraine
March 17, 2022

EU to support pupils and teaching staff fleeing Ukraine

The European Union intends to support pupils and educational staff fleeing Ukraine through its major education programmes. The assistance will be provided thanks to the

Cohesion Action for Refugees in Europe (CARE) regulation that is expected to be adopted in early April and will allow a swift reallocation of available funding from several European funds.

Erasmus+ programme

The EU mobilises the following funding opportunities under its Erasmus+ programme:

  • Ukrainian pupils can be welcomed quickly by education and training institutions involved in Erasmus+ cooperation projects;
  • Ukrainian teachers and trainers can receive financial support to facilitate their integration;
  • qualified staff may be sent, on a temporary basis, to regions where refugees are accommodated;
  • institutions benefiting from ongoing Erasmus+ projects in areas such as inclusion, diversity and the integration of refugees may, on a voluntary basis, reallocate part of their funds in support of activities for Ukrainian refugees.

School Education Gateway

The School Education Gateway platform will:

  • facilitate the exchange of experiences and information on supporting the integration of young Ukrainian refugees into the education systems of the Member States;
  • organise a professional development course for teachers on the integration of newly arrived refugees in schools;
  • become the place for informing about educational resources, which will allow children to continue learning also in their mother tongue, based on the Ukrainian curriculum.

The Gateway can establish a link with national learning platforms made available to young people and teachers in the Ukrainian language.

eTwinning platform

The eTwinning community:

  • will offer its support to the teaching staff of young Ukrainian refugees;
  • can support teachers, school staff and pupils in exchanging and coordinating their grass-roots solidarity activities by creating a dedicated group in the secure space of the platform.

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