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Opening Universities for Refugees (OUR) 3C Symposium – Project Eucalyptus

Event Details
University of New South Wales, Sydney
20 November 2018 - 21 November 2018

Registrations are open for the Opening Universities for Refugees (OUR) 3C Symposium on higher education and people from refugee backgrounds, to be held at the University of New South Wales on 20th and 21st November 2018.

OUR is an initiative that brings together institutions that offer, and are willing to offer, higher education courses and/or diploma and certificate programs to people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. OUR’s principal aim is to create an open knowledge network, accessible by all, to push for better educational opportunities and outcomes for people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds.

The Australian 3C Forum—titled Project Eucalyptus—will take place at UNSW over two days in November 2018 as a collaborative venture between OUR, 2016 Young People’s Human Rights Medal recipient Arash Bordbar, the Refugee Council of Australia Education Special Interest Group, UNSW’s Grand Challenges on Refugees and Migrants, and the Forced Migration Research Network.

This free forum will seek to build effective collaborations among participants leading to new initiatives to increase access to higher education opportunities, not only for recently resettled refugees, but also for displaced communities in the Asia-Pacific region.

The main goal is to involve as many interested parties and stakeholders as possible, from all levels of engagement and responsibility for refugee and asylum seeker education, to ensure the participation of the most representative group of people who have the energy and expertise to develop solutions to the challenges posed by the provision of higher education in Australia, and to examine Australia’s role in supporting higher education provision in transit countries, such as Malaysia and Indonesia.

There are limited places available to people working in tertiary education, and to students with lived experience, so please register your interest and give an idea of what you hope to achieve and what you can bring to the discussions: http://initiativeour.org/project/project-eucalyptus/.

Posted 22 May 2018