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The project sought young representatives of NGOs and universities (various social agents) as well as refugee students themselves to embrace multicultural mentalities of refugee students of different countries and better involve them into youth community by discussing critical issues they face, launching intercultural and cross-role dialog, critically analyzing media sources and shaping tools for better communication.
Project gathered youth from civic and academic environment from different countries; investigated elements of refugee students’ involvement and listened to their voices; provided participants with critical thinking tools; made shift in mind for eliminating biases and barriers to refugee students; offered a helpful guideline for NGOs and universities on how to involve cooperatively student refugees into university-NGO activities; encouraged open reflection and after-project partnership.
Activity was based on non-formal learning methods. First of all, training created a space for intercultural communication. By interacting freely and opening their minds through specific games and tasks, young people found out elements of refugee students’ involvement. Participants expounded their insights, ideas and findings in the form of the Guideline for universities and NGO on how to involve refugee students into social activities due to the close cooperation. Evaluation and Dissemination activities helped participants become social agents of positive thinking about refugee students in their local society. By undertaking follow up activities, participants understood deeper helpfulness of the project, rethought their experience and objectively evaluated it.