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INTEGRATION OD IMMIGRANTS INTO EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

The procedures for assessment and recognition of education are the same as for all other holders of foreign educational qualification, and are in accordance with Assessment and Recognition of Education Act. More ...

Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region has a provision (section VII) on the recognition of qualifications of refugees and persons of similar status and displaced persons.

"Each Party shall take all feasible and reasonable steps within the framework of its education system and in conformity with its constitutional, legal, and regulatory provisions to develop procedures designed to assess fairly and expeditiously whether refugees, displaced persons and persons in a refugee-like situation fulfil the relevant requirements for access to higher education, to further higher education programmes or to employment activities, even in cases in which the qualifications obtained in one of the Parties cannot be proven through documentary evidence."

International Protection Act (Official Gazette of RS, no. 16/17) in Article 88 specifies that applicants for international protection have access to education in the Republic of Slovenia under the same conditions that apply to citizens of the Republic of Slovenia. Costs, related to the assessment and recognition of education for persons granted the international protection, are covered by the Government office for support and integration of migrants.


International recommendations on how to deal with the applications of persons who can not provide the required documentation of their qualifications, are summarized in The European Recognition Manual for Higher Education Institutions (EAR HEI Manual) in Part V, Chapter 21, page 129.

 

When recognizing foreign qualifications of education or of certain foreign educational system, you can always contact ENIC-NARIC centre for help and more information.

 

Information on international recommendations on assessing qualifications of refugees without documents or inadequate documentation and practices by some of the recognized recognition authorities can be found on the ENIC-NARIC website: http://www.enic-naric.net/recognise-qualifications-held-by-refugees.aspxrefugees.aspx.

 

Draft recommendation and explanatory memorandum refugee qualification

 

 

 

Office of the Government Office for Suport and Integration of Migrants
 
On 1 June 2017, the Government Office for the Support and Integration of Migrants started its work. The establishment of the Office as a separate government service stemmed from the need for targeted and supervised action in the field of support for migrants entering the territory of the Republic of Slovenia.
 
The main task of the Office is to care for the accommodation of foreigners who are allowed to stay in Slovenia, displaced persons, persons with temporary protection, applicants for international protection and persons with international protection. The Office is also concerned with the integration of certain groups of migrants, covering all aspects of the integration of migrants into society: housing, health care, inclusion in educational and work processes.