“Migrant and Refugee Integration as a Two-Way Process: Opportunities and Challenges in Education” conference in Athens

The one-day conference “Migrant and Refugee Integration as a Two-Way Process: Opportunities and Challenges in Education” successfully took place in Athens, the 7th of November 2019. Many stakeholders from NGOs attended, as well as policy makers from the Greek Ministry of Education and the Asylum Service, who were all given a copy of the Exploitation Guide of the project products. School principals, representatives of parent councils, and university students were among the participants and expressed their interest in using the training materials.

During the conference, the P4A outputs were presented, as well as interventions by the Municipality of Athens, UNICEF’s Education Sector Working Group and an intercultural school of Athens. Attendees had also the opportunity to learn about the successful migrant integration model implemented in Stuttgart, Germany, and the one implemented in Rome, Italy.

You can download the conference’s presentations below:


Shortened versions of the training materials are now available!

In the piloting phase, parents asked for more concise materials. So the shortened versions are now about half the size of the original. So far, there are shortened versions for all the training units for Scotland and Greece and for some units for the other countries. The remaining materials for the other countries will follow gradually.

Final Conference: “Migrant and Refugee Integration as a Two-Way Process: Opportunities and Challenges in Education”, Athens, Greece, 7 November 2019

Parents for All is an EU-funded project (KA2 Strategic Partnership for Innovation in Adult Education, 2017-2019, Erasmus+) aiming to support parents to deal with diversity in multicultural Europe. It promotes the notion that parental engagement for social inclusion is a collaborative, reciprocal and mutually rewarding process.

In this one-day international conference the project products will be presented, namely:

  • training materials for parents from the host societies
  • training materials for migrant and refugee parents
  • assessment toolkit
  • video and short film on parent engagement and collaboration

Special emphasis will be put on the possible uses of the products after the project end by a variety of stakeholders. Important issues requiring further investigation will be discussed, as well as ideas to promote change in parent information and awareness raising for a better integration and social cohesion.

The conference is addressed at:

  • parents and parent councils
  • parent schools and lifelong training centers
  • migrant communities
  • universities and research institutions
  • NGOs
  • policy makers and stakeholders

Conference languages are English and Greek.

The program of the conference is available here.

Participation is for free upon prior registration. You can register here.

Piloting sessions with parents in all partnership countries!

From April to June 2019, parents were invited to tell us their opinion about our training materials! Parents from Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Italy, Spain and Scotland voiced their opinions, as well as some teachers.

Some of the comments we received:
“Helps with a better understanding of the world we live and the different cultures that live amongst us” – Parent, Scotland
“All the material is complete, clear and useful” – Parent, Italy
“Congratulations, I will use it in the classroom with my little pupils and I will recommend it to my colleagues” – Teacher, Greece
“Encourages you to think more about challenges that Ethnic & Cultural Minority groups may face and how we can make this a bit easier” – Parent, Scotland

The overall feedback was positive; at the same time we are working hard to make some of the improvements parents asked for!


Piloting session in Rome, Italy, by Programma Integra

Piloting session in Vilnius, Lithuania, by SIH

4th Transnational Meeting in Rome

On June 6 and 7 the partners of Parents4all met in the premises of Programma Integra in Rome. The main points of discussion were the improvement of training materials according to the feedback received from parents during piloting sessions and the production of a video and short film. Partners discussed extensively how the needs of parents can be better met and how the project products can be more attractive.