to directly respond to refugee and migrant youngsters’ needs regarding the lack of integration in the school environment, and simultaneously, will raise awareness on school actors about their role and responsibility for contributing to migrant pupils’ integration in the school. The aim of this program is to create a social and emotional support network for these migrants in the school environment, ruled by the respect of some relevant values – democracy, solidarity, freedom, – that guarantees the development of migrants’ autonomy, trust in the school institution and wellbeing, and the support for intercultural exchange.
Throughout the pilot action, both migrant and non-migrant young people, as well as parents’ associations and teachers will participate in the planning of activities and will be encouraged to reflect on their role in the migrants’ integration process. Training sessions and reflexive meetings will contribute to developing these actors’ social and civic responsibility, empathy skills and adherence to multicultural values. The methodology of this program predicts that these school actors will gain more and more autonomy throughout the program, being able to perpetuate its existence in the future (sustainability of the program).