MACIMIDE Members Veronika Fajth and Melissa Siegel host HESTIA Workshop

Between January 22 and 26, Veronika Fajth and Melissa Siegel hosted a workshop for the Erasmus+ project HESTIA (Helping Students in Acceptance) . The project is a new type of endeavour for our institute, during which we work with schools across Europe to help the integration of immigrant children. Our partners include schools from 5 countries: the 6th Primary School of Egaleo, Greece, GO! Basisschool Schaarbeek Hendrik Conscience, in Brussels, Belgium, Istituto Comprensivo Statale “Gianni Rodari”, Palagiano, Italy, Associação Jardim Escola João de Deus, Leiria Portugal, and Maristes Sants Les Corts Fundació Champagnat, Barcelona, Spain. Over the course of two years (2017-2019), participating schools will implement a multitude of activities teaching pupils about migration and human rights. UNU-MERIT’s main contribution to the project was this five-day workshop, during which teachers from participating schools learned about integration of migrant and refugee students from migration and child psychology experts, and had opportunities to share best practices with Dutch migrant education professionals during visits at well-performing local schools with experience in hosting migrant and refugee students.