Sirius – Policy Network on Migrant Education is a project co-funded by
the EU, which brings together key stakeholders in migration and
education from around Europe, including policy makers, researchers,
practitioners and representatives of migrant communities. Sirius transfers knowledge and influences policy developments in order to help
pupils from a migrant background achieve the same educational standards
as their native peers.
The Arctic Centre is a partner to the Sirius network. This year 2020, the project focuses on enhancing the training and work life of migrant youths in northern Finland towards coping with COVID-19. One of its approaches is bringing together stakeholders such as decision-makers, researchers, leaders of youth associations, teachers, and Rectors of educational institutions, through a national round table discussion organised under the auspices of the Migration In the North Conference 29 - 30 October 2020, at the Arctic Centre in Rovaniemi.
The objective is to brainstorm on practices that can be incorporated into policies for enhancing the training and employment of migrant youths during a pandermic outbreak