The Project

About the project

Parents Engage project was born from a partnership composed by seven organisations from Netherlands, Germany, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Turkey. We work together to reinforce teachers’ skills in fostering productive relations with migrant and refugee families, supporting migrant and refugee parents to be involved at their children’s schools, improving education and tackling ESL and disadvantaged migrant and refugee children in primary and secondary education.



To capitalise on the experiential knowledge of CSOs

working with migrants and refugees by researching and evaluating their relevant practices.

To provide evidence-based teacher training

for enabling teachers to strengthen parental engagement at school so as to improve the academic performance of children and avoid Early school leaving.

To reach out migrant and refugee parents directly

providing tailored support materials for increasing their school engagement.


Identification, collection, assessment and analysis

of existing innovative educational initiatives that are developed by CSOs and are aimed at increasing refugee and migrant parental engagement in children’s education. Additional mapping of school-led initiatives at the participating countries, in light of ensuring a more comprehensive approach on the examined issue. 

Training Materials

Development of Training Materials for teachers and Information Packages for parents

Small scale piloting in schools

Partner organisations will support teachers in delivering a small-scale pilot in their schools.  Trained teachers will pilot the techniques of parental engagement for migrant and refugee parents

Digital storytelling

Digital storytelling of teachers and migrant and refugee parents’ experiences with parental engagement in school

Mobile App

Development of a mobile application that will be targeted to and for parents for involving them in engaging practices that will enforce their involvement in the school environment.

Policy recommendations

Policy recommendations for migrant and refugee parental engagement in schools