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International Online Conference

4-5 December 2020

The conference on “Local Dimension of Children’s Migrations and its Impact on EU Integration Policy” had been planned to be held in Krakow, Poland as second international conference organized within the MiCREATE project. The first one had been organized in Barcelona on 24th-25th of October 2019 under the theme of “Migrant children’s integration and education in Europe. Approaches, methodologies and policies”. It became introduction to the research in child-centered scientific projects focused on migration, integration, social cohesion and diversity across Europe. Fourteen months later it was time to share the first results and findings of such research and share them in the context of European Union’s policy on integration of migrants and migrant children.

Due to Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions imposed by Polish government that prohibited live events an international conference is exclusively online event. It will however give opportunity to listen to speeches and discuss with over 30 academics from numerous countries, divided into the seven thematic panels, considering the following issues: integration problems and challenges from migrant children’s perspective, best practices regarding integration and education of migrant children, as well as overview of the impact of COVID-19s national and supranational restrictions on the education of migrant children and well-being and social situation of a refugee children and children seeking asylum.

The research consortium within the MiCREATE project encouraged to send papers which elaborated and explored both theoretical and practical problems of migrant children’s integration in local, European communities. The conference will focus on child-centered approaches in recent migration studies, innovations in education which can stimulate the effective integration of migrant children or children in transition, including distance learning in the context of pandemics or ways to anchor and adapt children in new environment. Three ongoing Horizon 2020 projects on children migration will be represented in conference presentations, followed by the academic papers.

The conference is organized by INTERKULTURALNI PL Association together with project’s partners and the City of Kraków (Commune of Kraków).
The conference language is English.

Conference Committee:

Anna Arshakuni, Jagiellonian University
dr. Adam Bulandra, Interkulturalni PL Association
dr. Jakub Kościółek, Interkulturalni PL Association, Jagiellonian University
dr. Joanna Talewicz-Kwiatkowska, Interkulturalni PL Association, University of Warsaw

Projekt i program
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