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SIRIUS Project

SIRIUS is a European Policy Network on the education of children and young people targeted to those with a migrant background. This project will run over a 3-year period (2012-2014) and is funded by the Lifelong Learning Program of the European Commission (Call for proposals EAC/01/2011).

During this period, the partners of this network will tackle the challenge of improving educational measures addressed to migrant students within the frame of the EU, ensuring that children and young people from migrant backgrounds or minorities can have access to education at the same level as those from a national background or belonging to a majority group.

The aim of this network is to update the data of this thematic issue, to integrate all studies and reports, and to use this research to achieve a major influence on European, National and local educational policies.

Early school leaving, schooling projects, as well as educational support projects outside the school, will be some of the topics that the project will focus on through three main aspects:

WP1. Policy implementation and networking

WP2. Schooling classrooms interactions

WP3. Educational support projects

The partners of the SIRIUS Network include research centers, universities, associations, civil society organizations, public entities and consortiums. Through an interdisciplinary approach, policy makers, researchers, and NGO’s will work together sharing their expertise in order to achieve these goals.

This network is also open to new partners because it is important that all institutions in the EU are working on these issues.

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The brochure of the European Network of Educational Support Projects, presented within the framework of the SIRIUS project WP3 can be downloaded here.

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