Supporting Migrant Children’s Educational Access and Participation

23 Sep 2021

On 23 September the ISS21-affiliated IMMERSE project hosted a seminar which showcased best practice in the integration of migrant children in education.


  • Cork Migrant Centre Youth Group Support (CMC YGP), Dr. Naomi Masheti and Fionnuala O’Connell
  • Waterford Integration Services - Engagements in Education, Anne Nolan
  • Migrant Teacher Project, Dr. Rory McDaid, Marino Institute of Education
  • Rohingya Resettlement in Carlow, Ireland: Children's Integration in the Wider Community, Stephanie McDermott, Carlow College
  • Refugee Resettlement: Addressing Educational Needs of Newly Arrived Syrian and Iraqi Students in Ireland, Ahmed Hasan Mohamed, Doras Luimni

A recording of the webinar is accessible at the following link: Immerse Webinar 1 Supporting Migrant Children's Participation in Education.mp4


This four year multi-partner H2020 project will explore the integration of refugee and migrant children in primary and secondary schools, based on quantitative and qualitative research with young people, teachers and key policy stakeholders. The project is coordinated by Professor Mercedes Fernandez, Comillas University, Madrid. UCC is one of 11 European partners including Save the Children Italy; Panteion University of Social and Political Studies, Greece and DOZ International in Germany. Further information can be found on the IMMERSE consortium website: The IMMERSE project in UCC is co-hosted by the School of Applied Social Studies and ISS21

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