Updated: Sep 2, 2021
Three years of research, practice and evaluation are brought together in this ebook for the Social Integration of Refugees through Education and Self Employment.
The SIREE project was created to make a palpable difference to the lives of newcomers who
arrived in the 2 Seas region to begin a new chapter in unfamiliar surroundings. This ebook
combines the solid efforts of partners across the region – in the UK, France, Belgium and
the Netherlands – to lay out large breadcrumbs of practical tips and helpful shortcuts to aid
education, government and business agencies to help new migrants in constructive ways.
Two of the most important things to help newcomers survive in an unknown destination are
to build confidence leading them to positive actions, and feeling like they can achieve in their
new home – both can be done through education and self-employment.
The book consists of five chapters. An introductory chapter giving an overview of the SIREE
project; second, Learning Communities; third, Teacher Training Modules; fourth, Facilitating
Entrepreneurship, and a concluding chapter highlighting key findings and outlining a series of
recommendations for future projects.