FACE project final conference

Pace, M. (Participant), Chiara Butti (Participant), Lana Khattab (Participant), Ilina Slavova (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference


The Department of Social Sciences and Business at RUC is organising a conference entitled ‘Education, refugees, host communities and the production of meaningful encounters’ on 30-31 March.

This conference takes place within the framework of Roskilde University’s research project “Change in Exile” conducted in partnership with International Alert in Lebanon. This project examines the role of education in supporting “social stability” amongst Syrian refugees and their host communities in Denmark and Lebanon. The project is funded by the Danish Fund for Academic Coordination and Exchange (FACE) as part of the Danish-Arab Partnership Programme (DAPP), which aims at strengthening academic relations between Denmark and the Middle East and North African region.

Education is a crucial sector in the international response to the Syrian crisis, with a significant potential to contribute to meaningful social encounters. This conference will bring together officials from municipalities, NGOs and academia to reflect on the intersection between education and “integration” or social stability, experiences from the field from the past few years as well as lessons to be learnt and necessary next steps to support peaceful relations between host communities and Syrian refugees. Our guest speakers will provide insights for comparative practices between Denmark, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece and Italy.
Period30 Mar 201731 Mar 2017
Event typeConference
LocationRoskilde, Denmark
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • exile
  • education
  • Syrian crisis
  • revolution
  • meomory
  • citizenship
  • Denmark
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Lebanon
  • Turkey
  • non-formal education
  • formal education
  • social cohesion
  • social stability
  • integration
  • Empowerment
  • ownership
  • Danish youth
  • Syrian youth
  • unaccompanied refugee minors