EUROCITIES will receive funding from the Open Society Foundations to organise two mentoring visits in 2017 on the theme of education for asylum seekers and refugees in cities.
The grant has been awarded in the framework of our Solidarity Cities initiative. The visits will associate a mentor city and an implementing city in order to help the latter improve its policies for access to education of children of asylum seekers and refugees.
The process will follow the methodology used in the ImpleMentoring project, which ran until May 2014, and will demonstrate the commitment of EUROCITIES members to the Solidarity Cities principles, i.e. to support each other during the reception and integration of asylum seekers and refugees in European cities.
In early 2017, a call will be launched within the network for expressions of interest.