Recognition of the UB Support program for refugees

The Support program of the University of Barcelona for refugees and people from conflict areas has received various recognitions:

Diversity Prize

Awarded on September 28, 2019, by the ACATHI Association (Migration, Shelter and LGTBI+ Diversity) for «the inclusion of LGTBI+ refugees within the program».

The Diversity Prizes distinguish annually people, projects and initiatives committed to diversity and promotion of spaces, methodologies and actions with an inclusive perspective.

Magisterio Prize

Awarded on Novembre 23, 2017, by the Magisterio publication for «the work they do to help refugees and asylum seekers access university studies and make their inclusion in the welcoming country possible». Prize shared with the Spanish Commission for Refugee Aid (CEAR) and the Complutense and Camilo José Cela universities.

The Magisterio Prizes – Protagonists of Education distinguish annually the work of professionals, organizations and companies that contribute to the improvement of education in Spain.

Good Practice Catalogue (inHERE)

The UB Support program for refugees has been included in the Good Practice Catalogue in welcoming refugees in higher education of the inHERE project.

In the first instance, the Program was highlighted by its strategic approach; that is to say, because, from the outset, it has been framed in the institutional mission and a global strategy for social inclusion and diversity management.

Likewise, the Program has been selected for the categories Language and bridging courses, Humanitarian work and Collaboration.

Best Practices Selection (RESCUE)

The Transition course to university and training in human rights and the culture of peace of the UB Support program for refugees has been included in the Best Practices Selection of the RESCUE project.

This course to learn Catalan and Spanish and train in human rights and the culture of peace appears in five of the seven categories of the good practices selection: Social integration measures; Access to education; Financial support; Social and legal assistance; Network/Alliances.