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News from the Let´s Work Together- action group, 7. and 15.11.2017

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Making sense of Finnish education

 

Finnish education in international comparison and from the perspective of refugees and migrants.

Teachers and students from the course Struggles on Education arrange two parallel open seminars with the topic “Making sense of Finnish education” on Friday 8th of December at 12.30-14.30. We invite you to join the seminars either at the Kauppi reception centre (Parantolankatu 6), or at the Marhaban centre (Kaleva church, Liisanpuisto 1, hall 6).

The course Struggles on Education deals with debates about education and schooling in different historical and cultural contexts, and their relations to economy, politics and environment. You are welcome to discuss, to share your experiences and to make questions.

The seminars are free of charge, and organized by the University of Tampere and the Let´s Work Together- action group. Inquiries: johanna.hietamaki@uta.fi, mohammed.mansoor@uta.fi (also in Arabic)

INVITATION

Seminar organized by Dwellers in Agile Cities project

 

The Future of Refugee Protection and Community Relations in Finland

University of Tampere, Building Pinni B, Kanslerinrinne 1, Tampere

We warmly welcome you to join a seminar on the future of refugee protection and community relations in Finland. The seminar is organized at the University of Tampere on Friday 1st December, 12-17 o’clock. The venue is lecture hall PinniB 1100.

Since 2015 refugee protection, asylum policy, the situation of the undocumented, forced returns and social polarisation have emerged as recurrent topics in the Finnish public and political debates. Societal developments and discourses affect people’s lives and their feelings of security and belonging in many ways. This became blatantly clear after the Turku attack, 18th August 2017. The position and rights of asylum seekers, both those in the process and those with a final negative decision, have become topics of heated debate. Besides newcomers in the society, these debates are reflected also on people who have received a refugee status, or who might have formal citizenship.

The seminar responds to a need to create a space to discuss what is happening in the field of refugee protection and how these developments affect not only individual lives, but also community relations. To explore the connections between these spheres, the seminar brings migrants, asylum seekers and refugees together with decision-makers, professionals and experts on integration and human rights.

The event is free of charge, coffee is included. Please find attached the detailed program of the seminar.

You can register for the seminar by 28th November through the following link:https://elomake3.uta.fi/lomakkeet/20236/lomake.html

Dwellers in Agile Cities (DAC) is a project funded by the Academy of Finland Strategic Research Council. The seminar has been planned in collaboration with participants in the Mun Kaupunki process where researchers of the DAC project have worked together with young adults with a migrant background to understand what kind of processes, practices and policies affect people’s sense of place and belonging. The aim of the Mun Kaupunki process is to find ways in which the voices of migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees could be considered in fulfilling their welfare needs and desires for inclusion in society. See: http://www.agilecities.fi

For more information of the seminar, please contact Eeva Puumala,eeva.puumala@staff.uta.fi

Best regards,

Eeva Puumala

The future of refugee protection and community relations_DAC seminar

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Report from Cologne workshop

LESSONS LEARNT IN SUMMER WORKSHOP “REFUGEE TEACHERS, POTENTIAL AND CHALLENGES FOR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION”, COLOGNE 25.-26.9.2017

Anja Heikkinen, anja.heikkinen@uta.fi, Faculty of Education, University of Tampere Omer Al-Beati, omarramzi@yahoo.com, Iraq

 

To download report:

cologne_workshop_report26102017

Let´s move forward together!

Open discussion in Edu´s Café 7.11 at 15- 16.30

University of Tampere, Virta- building, 2nd floor

There are initiatives but nothing has happened. Now there is an opportunity to discuss about the initiatives for inclusive measures made in other European universities for refugees in education.

 

Organized by Let´s Work Together- action group.

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