MiCREATE – Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe


To stimulate social inclusion of diverse groups of migrant children in EU countries by adopting a child-centred approach to migrant integration at the educational and policy level, also through child-centred research.

Specific objectives:

  • To examine “destination effects” of reception communities on integration and improve knowledge of children’s experiences of life in new social environments;
  • To understand school peer dynamics in view of integration processes and build the capacity of teachers and educational staff for more effective diversity management;
  • To stimulate the inclusion of TCN children via child-centred tools and to contribute to a more child-centred integration policy.


  • Reports on literature review, good practices, EU Policy, child-centred approach when working with migrant children, innovative practices, child-centred approach across disciplines;
  • Reports related to reception communities on national State of the Art, on fieldwork with experts, on political, media discourse and public opinion, comparative reports in Slovenia, Austria, Denmark, Spain, the UK and Poland;
  • National and Comparative Research Reports on educational community members and school systems;
  • Comparative and National Qualitative Research Reports on the inclusion of newly arrived migrant children, on long-term resident children, on local children’s role in supporting the inclusion of migrant children;
  • Comparative and National Survey Analysis on newly arrived migrant children, on long-term resident children, on local children’s role in supporting the inclusion of migrant children;
  • National Reports on Reflexive Methodology Research with newly arrived migrant children, long-term resident children, local children;
  • Case study reports and Comparative Report on the experiences of migrant children in hotspots, camps, asylum homes, reception and detention centres in Italy, Slovenia, France, Poland, Austria, Turkey;
  • Case study reports on reflexive methodology research with migrant children in transition;
  • Digital Storytelling Application;
  • Awareness-raising ICT tool;
  • Guides for Teachers on multicultural education and diversity management, on solving interethnic conflict at school, on art-based practices to support inclusion, best practices;
  • Integration Lab handbook, training content, online platform, events at school;
  • National, cross-country and EU policy briefs and recommendations;
  • Videos and short documentaries;
  • International Conferences (Spain, Poland, Slovenia).


  • Researching existing literature, child-centred innovative approaches, good practices and EU policies on integration of TCN children in Slovenia, Austria, Denmark, Spain, the UK and Poland.
  • Analysing the political context, public opinion and media discourses in the reception communities;
  • Researching the educational settings and the school systems, the imaginaries included in the curricular material, holding interviews and focus groups with stakeholders in the educational communities of the abovementioned countries;
  • Analysing the integration processes for newly arrived migrant children through ethnographic research in Slovenia, Austria, Denmark, Spain, the UK and Poland;
  • Evaluating the integration processes of long-term resident children through ethnographic research;
  • Researching the actual or potential role of local children in supporting the inclusion of migrant children;
  • Gaining insight into the experiences of migrant children in transition, i.e. in “middle stage” in their migration process, e.g. in hotspots, camps, asylum homes, detention centres in Italy, France, Greece, Turkey, Slovenia, Austria and Poland;
  • Creating child-centred tools and developing integration measures to support the inclusion of migrant children, especially in school, via Integration Labs;
  • Providing policy recommendations to support inclusion of migrant children in Europe.

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Date of the project

01/01/2019 – 31/12/2021

DG of reference

DG Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020 (H2020-SC6-MIGRATION-2018: Addressing the challenge of forced displacement)

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