The seminar is organised in cooperation between the Association of Swedish Higher Education Instuitions (SUHF) Committee for academic refugees, The Support Group Network (SGN) - a Swedish refugee driven organisation, University West and Institut français de Suède.
The seminar will take place in Restad Gård’s Youth Centre, and it will be a chance for representatives from higher education institutions, policy makers and refugees/ migrants together to evaluate the plethora of initiatives that have flourished to support the integration of refugees and migrants with higher education qualifications into academia and/or the labour market - and together make recommendations to national governments on future developments in the area.
Hotel Hehrne Rooms have been pre-booked for the seminar. The price for a single room is: 70 € for a double room 65 € for a single room. Please call them or send an e-mail to book your room:
Hotell Hehrne Kök & Konferens
Dr Hehrnes väg 1
462 54 VÄNERSBORG
tel 0521-699 65
fax 0521-699 64
Travelling to Restad Gård
Restad Gård can be reached by flying into Gothenburg Airport or Trollhattan/Vanersborg Airport. The easiest is to pre-book a taxi at Trollhättans Hyrverk. Other options are from Gothenburg to take a an airport buss to the central station in Gothenburg. From there – there are train services to Vänersborg. From the central station in Vänersborg there is a direct buss to Restad Gård, buss 67. From Trollhättan/Vänersborg airport – it is a short taxi drive. It is recommended to pre-book a taxi at for example Taxi Väst.
About Restad Gård
Restad Gård is situated just outside Vänerborg and Trollhättan. It was build as a hospital for the mentally ill in 1905 and was one of the largest hospitals of its kind in Sweden. Restad Gård is placed in beautiful park surroundings on the brink of a river and became in 2013 an asylum seeker camp. The camp at one point held as many has 1500 asylum seekers. It is like a small village with a high-end hotel, pre-school, youth centre and small shop. Today about 1000 asylum seekers live here, and the Support Group Network that is one of the organisers for the conference grew out of the camp in 2016.
Last day of registration
15 November 2018. The seminar will accomodate 60 participants and accept registrations on a first come basis.
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