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Large FACE grant for research project on young Syrian refugees in Denmark and Lebanon

Roskilde University Professor Michelle Pace was awarded a grant for a research project on young Syrian refugees in Denmark and Lebanon.

Professor Michelle Pace was awarded an 8-month Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Denmark) large FACE grant for a research project entitled 'Change in Exile: Re-invigorating principles of reform and social stability amongst young Syrian refugees in Denmark and Lebanon.' Michelle’s project partner is International Alert in Lebanon

The project is aimed at:

  1. generating knowledge on the role of education in promoting democratic principles to support social stability between young Syrian refugees and host communities in Denmark and Lebanon and 
  2.  enabling dialogue and cooperation between academia, municipalities, NGO practitioners and UN agencies from Denmark and Lebanon and other countries neighbouring Syria to share learning experiences and to inform policies that support social stability.

Michelle Pace will be working closely with Roskilde Kommune, Syrian youth refugees/migrants in Denmark, psychologists from Red Cross (Denmark) and International Medical Corps (Jordan), academic colleagues from Roskilde and Copenhagen Universities as well as the American University in Cairo (Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies, Egypt),  the Institut Francais du Proche-Orient and Koc University (Turkey).

Mere information:

For more information on FACE please visit face-programme.dk

For more information on the project visit the blog on the International Alert website or read the following articles / interviews:

Developing a comprehensive and sustainable integration strategy for Syrian refugee children in Denmark

Denmark's neighgbours are even worse when it comes to refugees

El Pais interview with Professor Michelle Pace (in Spanish)