Policy Scotland lunchtime seminar on the education, training and work aspirations of young Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Greece and the UK

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University of Glasgow
25 Bute Gardens
Glasgow
G12 8RS
United Kingdom
Tuesday, 25 June, 2019 - 12:30

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CR&DALL core member, Lesley Doyle, will be presenting outcomes from her research concerning the education, training and work aspirations of young Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Greece and the UK funded through a GCRF ESRC project within the council’s Force Migration call at a Policy Scotland lunchtime seminar on Tuesday 25 June 2019 at 1230. Full details are shown below.

Title: How do the education, training and work aspirations of young Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Greece and the UK compare, and how well equipped are they to fulfil them?

Speakers: Dr Lesley Doyle, Senior Lecturer (CR&DALL) and Dr Kristinn Hermannsson, Lecturer in Educational Economics (Robert Owen Centre), School of Education, University of Glasgow

Abstract: The ongoing conflict in Syria has resulted in a large wave of refugees, with the UN Refugee Agency estimating that nearly six million people have left the country since 2011. From the point of view of policymakers this raises the question of who these people are, what they want to do and how well equipped they are to realise their aspirations?

To shed some light on these questions we present results from a new AHRC-ESRC-GCRF funded survey, carried out among young refugees in the UK, Greece and Lebanon. We consider the possibility of a mismatch between the refugees’ and asylum seekers’ aspirations and their qualifications and skills, and make policy recommendations which could allow them to have sufficient opportunity to become productive members of society, wherever that happens to be.

Date and location:

  • Tuesday 25 June 2019
  • 12.30pm to 2pm in the Boardroom (Room 139), 29 Bute Gardens (Location on campus maps room finder).
  • Tea, coffee and cake will be provided. Please feel free to bring your lunch!

 

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