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People between borders – the asylum crisis from educational perspective

Project Promoter: Towarzystwo Edukacji Antydyskryminacyjnej
Proposal: 1st call for intervention projects
Co-financed from the program: 14 995,00 EUR
Partners: None
Duration time: 01.01.2022-31.08.2022

The aim of the project is to comprehensively support teaching staff in providing school students with the right to learn about migration and refugees on the basis of reliable sources and materials. The project is a response to the challenges posed by the refugee crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border and the influx of refugees into Poland as a result of the war in Ukraine. For about a year, the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border has been very serious. Violations of human rights and international conventions, daily deportations of people trying to enter Poland and sanctions against people trying to help them are a daily occurrence. Moreover, in February 2022 (after the project started), Russia attacked Ukraine, which was followed by an influx of refugees to Poland unprecedented in the modern history of our country. At the same time, the situation in the education system has become very tense. Proposals by the Ministry of Education and Science to prevent access to schools for human rights organisations have influenced the attitudes of teachers who are afraid to raise issues that are uncomfortable for the government. Teachers often do not have enough knowledge about migration and refugees, so they ask the NGOs for materials and training. Within the project we will develop educational materials to teach about the refugee crisis, interculturalism and migration. Experts in global and antidiscrimination education will prepare a package of materials to be used during lessons and in extracurricular activities. These materials will be presented during three workshops. In addition, we will conduct 20 consultations with people who participated in our workshops and who are now teaching or are about to teach lessons in schools and their peer groups. The materials will be made available on the tea.org.pl. We will also promote them through social media, newsletter and mailings to organisations working with refugees.