Social Integration of Migrants in Schools 

Developing Professional Skills for Bullying Prevention and Positive Social Relationships

Joint Focal Meeting InZentIM and COST CA18115 (TRIBES)

The Joint Focal Meeting of InZentIM and COST CA18115 “Transnational Collaboration on Bullying, Migration, and Integration at School Level” aims to map the field regarding the interrelations between bullying, migration, and integration at the school and classroom level. The Meeting takes place on February 18/19, 2021. It is hosted by the Interdisciplinary Center for Integration and Migration Research (InZentIM) at the University of Duisburg-Essen (see Conference Homepage – https://www.uni-due.de/inzentim/2021ca18115).   

The COST Action works “towards ensuring integration, reducing bullying/enhancing the safety/wellbeing of refugee/migrant students, and all students in EU secondary schools, aiding in the social stability of both the individual/society” (Memorandum of Understanding, COST 2018, p. 2.). Against this backdrop InZentIM, with its established expertise in migration and integration research, will provide the Action Members and Working Groups a broader embedding into research on migration and integration in educational contexts. The following two questions lie at the heart of the meeting: How do migration and acculturation processes impact the socio-psychological dynamics within classrooms? And how can schools and communities be supported in fostering a positive, safe, and inclusive culture and climate?

Description Joint Focal Meeting