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Change in exile

Reinvigorating principles of reform and social stability among young Syrian refugees in Denmark and Lebanon

This project explored the role of formal and non-formal education in achieving social stability among young Syrian refugees and their host communities in Denmark and Lebanon.

Education is a crucial sector in the response to the Syrian crisis, but its potential to contribute to social stability has not yet been maximised. Bringing together young people and helping to alter negative perceptions of the ‘other’ are vitally important.

We explored how local and international organisations, but also education staff, parents and young people themselves, were responding to the realities of the refugee crisis and creating opportunities for social stability.

We also helped to create an informal network of academics and practitioners to support knowledge-based policies and dialogue on the refugee crisis in Denmark, Lebanon and neighbouring countries.