The Manifesto for an Inclusive University (MUI) and the UNICORE Project at the University of VeronaUnivr Action Plan for the Manifesto for an Inclusive University (MUI) – Support for students granted international protection status and asylum seekers
As part of the Welcome and Inclusion strategy line, the University of Verona has joined the Manifesto for an Inclusive University (MUI) on 21 January 2020 to take part in the working groups and priority initiatives of the project.
On 26 July 2022 the Univr Action Plan for the Manifesto for an Inclusive University was approved (see Academic Senate)
WHO’S IT FOR: students who have been granted international protection status and asylum seekers already enrolled at UNIVR or wishing to apply for a degree programme at the University.
STARTING FROM: A.Y. 2022-2023
MAIN GOAL: support for students granted international protection status and asylum seekers through actions and services aimed at facilitating their access to university education, continuation of studies, career service and active participation in academic life and community.
The project aims to achieve the goals of MUI by considering the features of the local context and the importance of coordination with local institutions and associations.
Services and actions:
- evaluation of foreign qualifications for admissions;
- extension of exemption from university fees for those who have been granted international protection status and asylum seekers;
- guidance/mentoring services aimed at supporting students in making an informed choice about University, and administrative support;
- support measures to foster the inclusion of refugees in the academic and local communities;
- career service and job orientation;
- involvement of students granted international protection status and asylum seekers to understand their specific needs and encourage their active participation in academic life.
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The UNICORE Project at the University of Verona
The University of Verona has joined the UNI-CO-RE – University Corridors for Refugees project as part of the actions and network of the Manifesto for an Inclusive University proposed by UNHCR.
In the broader context of internationalization, this development and cooperation project is built upon three key pillars: reception, motivation and merit.
In the framework of MUI, the University of Verona has joined the UNICORE Project by taking part in UNICORE 3.0 (as approved by the University’s Senate and Board of Governors on 28-29 January 2021) and UNICORE 4.0 (as approved by the University’s Senate and Board of Governors on 22 February 2022).
In the academic year 2022/2023, a refugee student in Zambia, originally from Congo, was awarded a scholarship granted by the University of Verona on 1 April 2022 as part of UNICORE 4.0.
In the academic year 2023/2024, the University of Verona will select, through a call published on 3 April 2023, a refugee student in Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe on the basis of merit and motivation, who will be enrolled in one of the ten international Master’s degree program in September.
The call expires 19 May 2023 and all of the information can be consulted on the website https://universitycorridors.unhcr.it/ and for the UNIVR on the web page https://www.univr.it/it/ manifesto-universita-inclusiva.
The University of Verona, along with partners, contributes with Unicore to a project that implements the general strategy for University reception and inclusion, which falls within the framework of the Global Compact on Refugees and the EU Strategy for excellence and inclusive universities.
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The fifth edition of “Unicore, University Corridors for Refugees” begins.
Our local PartnersAs part of the Project, the University of Verona works closely with a number of local partners, such as: