Refugees and Migrants Reception

Welcoming and Tailored Training Processes for Young Migrants

With the aim of increasing the centrality of the University of Sassari in the cultural and socio-economic development processes of Northern Sardinia and fostering a dialectical relationship between research and the territory, the University is developing an experimental project for the construction of personalized educational paths for young foreigners from various countries. The cultural contribution that the project offers, particularly to the reception and integration policies of migrant citizens, allows for proposing a networked organization of training in collaboration with various local entities with direct competence in migration issues (Prefecture, Police Headquarters, Local Authorities, School Institutes, associations, and social cooperatives).

Various research conducted in recent years on the topic of migration in different departments, both theoretically and experimentally in the field (there is a protocol of agreement in this sense with the municipalities of Alghero and Castelsardo and their School Institutes and with numerous associations and cooperatives), has shown that actions developed by teachers with small groups of migrants have had significant impacts on the cultural profile of young people, particularly in the fields of education, employment integration, and social inclusion.

The project involves strategic areas of teaching and guidance, internationalization, and third mission.

The paths proposed by the University aim to include young foreigners in the school and university system - residing in Northern Sardinia or coming from various Reception Centers (first reception) or SPRAR (second reception).

European qualifications passport for refugees

Sassari adheres to the "European Qualifications Passport for Refugees," a project promoted by the Council of Europe and coordinated nationally by CIMEA.

The aim of the project is to implement and test methodologies in the field to reconstruct the academic path and skills of refugees present in refugee camps, even in the presence of limited or insufficient documentation, particularly the Qualifications Passport for Refugees. The project, launched in November 2016 and led by the Council of Europe, partners with the Ministry of Education, Research, and Religious Affairs of Greece, and the NARIC centers of 4 European countries: CIMEA (Italy), NOKUT (Norway), UK NARIC, and DOATAP (Greece), with the involvement of UNHCR.

The European Qualifications Passport for Refugees is a document that evaluates the higher education qualifications of refugees based on available documentation and an in-person assessment. It also includes information on the candidate's work experience and language proficiency. This document provides reliable information to facilitate the integration process, career progression, and admission to further study programs.

It is a refugee evaluation system, valid even for those who do not have complete documentation of their qualifications.