Change in Exile: Re-invigorating principles of reform and social stability amongst young Syrian refugees in Denmark and Lebanon

  • Pace, Michelle (Project participant)
  • Khattab, Lana (Project working partner)
  • Butti, Chiara (Project working partner)
  • Slavova, Ilina (Project participant)

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

This project has been selected by the EUA - European University Association, Higher Education Policy Unit, project consortium in Brussels to be featured in the inHERE good practice catalogue under the categories Preparatory and bridging courses which will be published on a dedicated website the summer of 2017.
This project aims to strengthen collaboration between Danish and MENA academics and practitioners by producing knowledge on the role of education in promoting principles of democracy and reform among Syrian refugee teenagers in exile. The research will focus on formal and non-formal education as avenues for strengthening social stability and cohesion in host communities in Denmark and Syria’s neighbouring countries - mainly Lebanon - that host the majority of these refugees. The project’s objectives are (1) to generate knowledge on the role of education in promoting democratic principles to support social stability between young Syrian refugees and host communities in Denmark and Lebanon; and (2) to enable dialogue and cooperation between academia, municipalities, NGO practitioners and UN agencies from Denmark, Lebanon and other countries neighbouring Syria to share learning experiences and inform policies that support social stability. These objectives will be achieved through desk- and field research in Denmark and Lebanon resulting in an evidence base and collaborative formulation of policy recommendations. Furthermore, cross-learning and networking between academic, practitioner and policy stakeholders in Denmark, Lebanon and Syria’s neighbouring countries will establish an informal network that can support knowledge-based policies and dialogue related to the Syrian crisis.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/09/201631/01/2018

Keywords

  • refugees
  • Syria
  • Lebanon
  • Denmark
  • youth
  • integration
  • social interaction
  • social stability
  • social cohesion
  • exile
  • reform
  • education
  • art education
  • sports education
  • formal education
  • informal education
  • democratic principles
  • host community
  • dialogue
  • cooperation
  • collaboration
  • municipalities
  • NGOs
  • UN agencies
  • acedemia
  • shared practices
  • learning experiences

Research Output

Overcoming bordering practices through the arts: The case of young Syrian refugees and their Danish counterparts in Denmark

Pace, M., 21 Dec 2018, In : Geopolitics. 23, 4, p. 781-802 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

The EU-Turkey deal and the impact on refugee children

Pace, M., 2018, Syrian Refugee Children in the Middle East and Europe: Integrating the Young and Exiled. Pace, M. & Sen, S. (eds.). Oxon: Routledge, p. 8-19 12 p. (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Society).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Book review: Go back to where you came from: The backlash against immigration and the fate of Western democracy

Pace, M., 2017, In : Global Affairs. 3, 4-5, p. 487-488 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewResearchpeer-review

Fieldtrip Lebanon: A study of community-based psychosocial support in Beirut and Saidon, August 2017

Pace, M., Hansen, B. S. E. & Kjøller Olsen, B., 28 Sep 2017

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

Activities

  • 7 Lecture and oral contribution
  • 5 Organisation and participation in conference
  • 5 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

APAD conference 2018. International Conference

Michelle Pace (Speaker), , Eric Komlavi Hahonou (Organizer), , Nikolai Ruge (Speaker), , Guenole Oudry (Speaker), , Ketil Fred Hansen (Speaker), & Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen (Speaker)

23 May 201825 May 2018

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

Book launch: Syria refugee children in the Middle East and Europe: Integrating the young and exiled

Michelle Pace (Speaker), , Somdeep Sen (Speaker), , Lotte Buch Segal (Speaker), & Trine Brinkmann (Speaker)

24 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

The EU-Turkey deal and the impact on refugee children

Michelle Pace (Lecturer)

21 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Syrian Crisis, Syrian Refugees

Michelle Pace (Speaker)

18 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

Young refugees just want to feel like normal youngsters

Michelle Pace

04/05/2018

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Policy prescriptions for EU common migration policy in a post-factual world

Michelle Pace

30/08/2017

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

FACE project, documentary video

Michelle Pace & Bent Hansen

13/02/2017

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Introduction to FACE project national validation workshop by project lead Professor Michelle Pace

Michelle Pace & Bent Hansen

07/02/2017

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media