MiCREATE – Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe

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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.


  • 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.



Il progetto

MiCREATE – Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe

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Data di attuazione

01/01/2019 – 30/06/2022

Istituzione Finanziatrice

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


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