More than two months into the war in Ukraine that began on February 24, the UN is projecting that more than 8 million people will flee the war by the end of 2022. By the time the monitoring “Education and War in Ukraine” was published by our colleagues from Cedos (06.04.2022), more than 10 million people have left their homes, 6.5 million alone within the country. More than half of Ukraine’s children have been forced out of home. Hundreds of schools and other educational institutions have been destroyed or temporarily turned into humanitarian aid facilities.
War takes a toll on children that is beyond imagination and school offers some form of normality. This is just one reason why continuing schooling is important for children in war. But what is the state of the educational process in Ukraine right now? How does education look like in the occupied territories and how do the countries that receive most Ukrainian refugees organize the educational process?
What are the lessons learned from other countries around Europe who currently organize education for children from Ukraine or have been organizing education for refugees from other wars and conflicts in the world?
With these questions in mind, we will spend an hour and a half listening to what our colleagues from Ukraine can share with us. Their findings are based on a continuous monitoring of the educational process in the country. Their findings will be discussed with and experiences shared by experts from Poland, Austria, Turkey and the UNHCR (tbc).
*War and Education is a series of online events, organized by THE CIVICS as part of its Disruptions programme. DISRUPTIONS is the area of our work dedicated to those events that have a profound impact on civic education. It is also about providing safe spaces – on- and offline – where members of the community can come together to discuss and jointly act upon them.