Europe4refugees – follow the routes is a project as part of the EU funding line Erasmus+ for adult education.

From September 2017 to December 2019 a „strategic partnership“ connects those working in adult education and migration work in an exchange of „best practices“ all across Europe. The project group follows the routes of refugees, asking:

  • What is the situation of refugees in the European countries of arrival, transit, and reception,
  • what are the inclusion abilities of educational and social work, and
  • how can a European network for practical and political support work be created?

At each four-day short-term training, which includes workshops and project visits, participants from educational institutions and NGOs collaborate with external guests, experts, and refugees to find answers, solutions, and strategies.

The participating countries are Greece (with Thessaloniki and the island of Lesbos), Hungary (Budapest), Norway (Oslo), Italy (Cosenza), and Germany with the town project Hitzacker and IBB e.V. in Dortmund as a coordinator.

A follow-up project is in planning.

Read more about the project launch and kick-off in Italy

Read more about the meeting in Tessalonica.


In Greece:

The Mosaik Support Centre for refugees and local population in Lesbos.

The Dialogos Consulting centre for education and career with headquarters in Thessaloniki.

In Italy:

The multi-ethnic, cultural association La Kasbah with headquarters in Cosenza.

In Hungary:

The Subjektiv Values Foundation from Budapest.

In Norway:

The provider of further education EUROMASC – European Masters of Skilled Crafts – headquartered in Oslo,

In Germany:

The Hitzacker Dorf Cooperative in Hitzacker.

And the International Association for Education and Exchange (IBB e. V.), leading the consortium.