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SIRIUS network newsletter

The SIRIUS newsletter is a unique source for monthly updates on migrant education news, events, and policy developments.

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SIRIUS is a European Policy Network on the education of children and young people with a migrant background. The project runs over a 3 year period (2012-2014) and is funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. Network partners include research centres, universities, civil society organisations and public entities. SIRIUS integrates existing studies and reports on migrant education, updates data, and hope to transform the policy implementation on migration and education throughout the European Union. Have a look at the SIRIUS brochure for more details.

SIRIUS Document

In 2012, SIRIUS set up The European Network for Educational Support Projects (ENESP) to enhance and cooperate on educational support measures and projects. The Network has recently published a handbook on mentoring, based on best practices gathered from their eight European members.

The Immigrant Contribution

SIRIUS conducts interviews with immigrant-led initiatives across Europe to highlighting the work of grassroot organisations in the field of inclusive education in order to empower immigrants and raise awareness of their activities.


Eutopia has published a short, yet comprehensive overview about how different educational systems affect the educational outcomes of migrant children. 


What we have learnt from PISA: Quality education for all?
In light of the 2012 PISA results, the Groupe de Recherches sur les Migrations of the Université Libre de Bruxelles has published a new study on the situation of migrant children in Wallonia and Flanders.


Have you had a look at the videos on SIRIUS TV? This section offers a collection of videos from Youtube, Vimeo and Dailymotion that deal with different aspects of migrant education. 


Brussels, 4 June 2014: Meeting of teachers with a migration background
Educational practitioners from five countries will come together in Brussels to discuss key competences that are needed to teach in a diverse classroom.


Brussels, 5 June 2014: Stakeholder meeting: Teacher training and professional capacity 
SIRIUS members and stakeholders will discuss current developments and policy measures to enhance teacher training and professional capacity in the fields of intercultural and inclusive education.


Riga, 5-6 June 2014Forum of Experience for SIRIUS Network policy makers
The event will offer a platform specifically for policy makers to strengthen cooperation across the EU, attend workshops and share their experiences in policy implementation.


The SIRIUS Network encourages national dialogues on different aspects of migrant education in order to build a common agenda on the national and European levels and come up with solutions and policy recommendations together. A schedule for the national meetings planned in 2014 can be consulted here

Good Practices

Diversity and Integration in the Classroom 2014, organised by the German-American Fulbright Commission, is a project for young teachers with a migration background. The programme brings ten young teachers to the US where they participate in seminars and trainings on the topics of diversity management and also teach in local schools. 
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