This project builds on 2 previous projects, 'Refugees and Recognition – Toolkit' and 'Refugees and Recognition – Toolkit 2 (REACT)', which developed and tested a methodology for the recognition of refugees’ qualifications.


  • In cooperation with national recognition centres and higher education institutions from major refugee-receiving countries, the methodology of the Toolkit will be further tested and improved.
  • E-learning materials will be developed on best practice cases of recognition of refugees’ qualifications and admission of refugee students to further studies.
  • Refugee country briefings will be developed for Yemen, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan and Palestine.

For more information on ARENA visit the project’s website.


The ARENA project is co-funded by Erasmus+. Nuffic is one of the partners in the project, together with:

  • NARIC Norway (lead)
  • NARIC Italy
  • NARIC-Vlaanderen Belgium
  • NARIC Malta
  • NARIC Greece
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • European Students Union (ESU)
  • European Association for International Education (EAIE)
  • Council of Europe (CoE)
  • University of Utrecht
  • Università degli Studi di Brescia
  • International Hellenic University
  • Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology

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