International projects source: SICRIS

Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.03.00  Social sciences  Sociology   

Code Science Field
S210  Social sciences  Sociology 
Researchers (7)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  18631  MSc Franja Arlič  Economics  Technical associate  2019 - 2022 
2.  28195  PhD Veronika Bajt  Social sciences  Researcher  2019 - 2022 
3.  30860  PhD Barbara Gornik  Anthropology  Researcher  2019 - 2022 
4.  03706  PhD Vlasta Jalušič  Political science  Former/secondary head  2019 - 2022 
5.  27912  PhD Blaž Lenarčič  Sociology  Researcher  2019 - 2022 
6.  18581  PhD Mateja Sedmak  Sociology  Researcher  2019 - 2022 
7.  31548  PhD Lana Zdravković  Humanities  Researcher  2019 - 2022 
Organisations (4)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  1510  Science and Research Centre Koper  Koper  7187416000 
2.  0366  Peace Institute  Ljubljana  5498295000 
3.  0510  University of Ljubljana  Ljubljana  5085063 
4.  2707  Faculty of design, An independent higher education institution  Ljubljana   2156539000 
The overall objective of the project is to stimulate the inclusion of diverse groups of migrant children by adopting a child-centred approach to their integration at the educational and policy level. Stemming from the need to revisit the integration policies on the one hand and consistent with the specific focus of the call on the other hand, the research project aims at comprehensive examination of contemporary integration processes of migrant children in order to empower them. The project starts from the fact that European countries and their education systems encounter manifold challenges due to growing ethnic, cultural, linguistic diversity and thereby aims at:1) Identifying existing measures for the integration of migrant children at the regional and local level through secondary data analysis; 2) Analysis of the social impacts of these integration programmes through case studies in ten countries applying qualitative and quantitative child-centred research; 3) Development of integration measures and identification of social investment particularly in educational policies and school systems that aim to empower children. The project is problem-driven and exploratory at the same time. Its exploratory part mainly concerns a child-centred approach to understanding integration challenges, migrants’ needs and their well-being. However, the findings of the open-ended exploratory research will be used in an explicitly problem-driven way – with an aim to stimulate migrant inclusion, to empower migrant children and build their skills already within the (participatory) research. This will be done through the activities of the Integration Lab and Policy Lab, where children’s voices, fieldwork and desk research findings will be translated into practices and measures for educational professionals and practitioners as well as into a child-centred migrant integration policy framework to stimulate social inclusion and successful management of cultural diversity.
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