THE IMPACT OF THE MIGRATION CRISIS AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF LIFELONG LEARNING

Authors

  • Pāvels Jurs Liepaja University
  • Ilma Neimane Liepaja University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17770/sie2020vol5.4916

Keywords:

European Union, lifelong learning, migrants, migration crisis

Abstract

In 2015, Europe experienced a migrant crisis – The European Union has faced an unprecedented influx of refugees and migrants. More than one million people arrived in the European Union, most fleeing war and terror in Syria and other countries, for example, the number of immigrants crossing the sea from Turkey to Greece per day (October 20, 2015) was 1,0006 people, as shown by the data of European Commission (European Commission, 2017). The migrant crisis in Europe and its consequences are our collective responsibility as Europeans and the ability to show solidarity by providing immigrants with much needed support, based on generally accepted human rights and moral responsibility issues. Along with the challenges posed by the migrant crisis the issue came up of better integration of immigrants into society, providing the necessary information regarding the assistance offered, providing the necessary information regarding the assistance offered social guarantees, protection, and knowledge of local culture, traditions, history and educational opportunities. The aim of the article is to share good practices in the field of lifelong learning by implementing an international pilot project aimed at training migrants in the context of lifelong learning, based on theoretical research methods on the consequences and challenges of the migrant crisis, as well as based on empirical research (statistical analysis, analysis of survey results, development of interactive learning environment). The main findings of the authors of the study are reflected in the interactive learning platform created within the framework of the international project, as well as the authors' recommendations for non – formal education of migrants in the context of lifelong learning.

 

Author Biographies

  • Pāvels Jurs, Liepaja University
    Dr.paed.Associate Professor of Faculty of Pedagogy and Social WorkResearcher of Liepaja University Institute of Educational Sciences
  • Ilma Neimane, Liepaja University
    Dr.paed.Researcher of Liepaja University Institute of Educational Sciences

References

Commission of the European communities. (2000). A Memorandum on Lifelong Learning. Brussels.

European Commission. (2017). The EU and the migration crisis. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

European Commission. (2016). An Economic Take on the Refugee Crisis. A Macroeconomic Assessment for the EU. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

European Council on Foreign Relations. (2019). All at sea: Europe’s crisis of solidarity on migration. London.

Kancs, D. & Lecca, P. (2017). Long – term Social, Economic and Fiscal Effects of Immigration into the EU: The Role of the Integration Policy. JRC Working Papers in Economics and Finance. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Latvijas Republikas Izglītības un zinātnes ministrija. (2016). Pieaugušo izglītības pārvaldības plāns 2016. – 2020. gadam. Rīga. Retrieved from https://www.lps.lv/uploads/docs_module/1_Pieaugu%C5%A1o%20izgl%C4%ABt%C4%ABbas%20p%C4%81rvald%C4%ABbas%20pl%C4%81ns%202016.%20%E2%80%93%202020.gadam.pdf

Latvijas Republikas Izglītības un zinātnes ministrija. (2013). Izglītības attīstības pamatnostādnes 2014. – 2020. gadam. Rīga.

Shellito, K. (2016). The Economic Effect of Refugee Crises on Host Countries and Implications for the Lebanese Case. Joseph Wharton Scholars. Retrieved from http://repository.upenn.edu/joseph_wharton_scholars/3

Downloads

Published

2020-05-20