Supporting refugee learners from Ukraine in schools in Europe 2022
The Russian invasion of Ukraine forced many people to flee their home and search for protection in neighbouring European countries, amongst them a large proportion of children and young people. Schools in receiving countries now have a responsibility to provide the young learners with quality education and support. While European countries have already taken many actions to address refugee learners’ educational needs, equal attention needs to be paid to their psychosocial needs.
This short Eurydice report focuses on some of the policies and measures developed by top-level education authorities across Europe that aim to assist schools in integrating children and young people from Ukraine. This includes recent policies and measures specifically targeting Ukrainian learners, and policies and measures targeting all newly arrived learners that were in place prior to the current conflict. The report builds on the findings of the 2019 report ‘Integrating students from migrant backgrounds into schools in Europe: National policies and measures’. It provides up-to-date information gathered through a survey of the countries that are part of the Eurydice Network (except for Hungary and Serbia). The reference year is the 2021/2022 school year.