Vanvitelli joins the UNICORE PROJECT to welcome refugees

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The Vanvitelli University together with 32 other Italian Universities will give the opportunity to sixty nine refugees to continue their academic career in Italy; students will be selected on the basis of merit and motivation, through a public call.

The project University Corridors for Refugees (UNI-CO-RE) is linked to the Manifesto of the Inclusive University, an initiative proposed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) which follows the commitments drawn up by the United Nations General Assembly through the Global Compact on Refugees. The Manifesto aims to encourage the inclusion in Italian universities of students and researchers seeking asylum and holders of international protection.

The Unicore project, therefore, reflects the indications given by the European Commission in the new Pact on migration and asylum and in its recommendation of 23 September 2020, in which Member States are invited to create new entry and protection paths for refugees, such as study and work programs.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, UNHCR, UN Refugee Agency, Italian Caritas, Waldensian Diaconia, Centro Astalli and Gandhi Charity collaborate in the project.

The UNICORE project, born in 2019 with a first pilot phase during which six students were welcomed by two universities, expanded in 2020 and 2021 with the participation of 43 refugee students of various nationalities who currently attend degree courses in 23 Italian universities. 

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