What we stand for

The Open Learning Initiative addresses inequality in access to education.  We believe in providing refugees in Europe with tools to foster inclusion and also to take part in national and societal debates about the terms of their inclusion.  We are motivated by a sense that refugees and asylum seekers are subject to short term thinking about integration, as well as discourses and policies based on fear and impressions of security threats, that have a negative impact on the welfare and migration projects of refugees and their families. OLIve provides programs to assist its students to actively contribute to the national societies in which they live and to take part in the European public sphere.