Education as solution to overcome the refugee crisis
Europe is experiencing what has been called an unprecedented “refugee crisis”. On 23 September 2015, Member States adopted the Decision to relocate 120,000 refugees in clear need of international protection, in provenance from Italy, Greece and other Member States directly affected by the refugee crisis. It has also announced immediate operational, budgetary and legal measures under the European Agenda on Migration. The Lifelong Learning Platform (EUCIS-LLL) and its members have been calling for an open approach to the crisis and to ensure access to basic public services including education, in light of Directive 2004/83/EC on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals or stateless persons as refugees or as persons who otherwise need international protection and the content of the protection granted.