Research carried out by Greaves, Macmillan and Sibieta suggests that disadvantaged pupils perform better in Inner London than in other regions.

Research carried out by Greaves, Macmillan and Sibieta (2014) (prepared for the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission) suggests that disadvantaged pupils (those who are eligible for Free School Meals) perform better in Inner London than in other regions. In addition, there have been smaller improvements in other large cities across England, such as Birmingham and Manchester. These changes are explained due to the mix of pupils in Inner London and other large cities which are very different from the mix in the rest of England, with higher levels of deprivation and a greater number of pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds.

<h3>Data collection in Cyprus for Intercultural Mentoring Model and Programme development</h3>
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<p><span lang="EN-US">In the framework of the INTO project CARDET has collected from relevant researches, programs and policies about migration in Cyprus, educational context and system, and peer education in Cyprus, as well. At the same time of the theoretical and methodological in-depth analysis, CARDET was carried out a focus group, with stakeholders and educational experts in order to observe (a) the formative needs of the scholastic context and teacher staff in Cyprus based on subjects such as: continuity and absenteeism of students;</span></p>
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<p><span lang="EN-US"> (b) the didactic and methodological strategies which are important for the continuity, a good school performance of the migrant student through the support of the peer education methodology and (c) possible experience from schools about the scholastic continuity and peer education. </span></p>
<p><span lang="EN-US">The results of the desk research and the focus group will provide a synthesis about opportunities and critical points of the scholastic system according to the Intercultural Mentoring model and Programme that will be applied in all partner countries. </span></p>

Integration policies: Who benefits? The development and use of indicators in integration debates (MIPEX 2015)

CARDET is a partner of the project “Integration policies: Who benefits? The development and use of indicators in integration debates” (MIPEX 2015) led by the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), and the Migration Policy Group (MPG). The project aims to inform and engage key policy actors about how to use indicators to improve integration governance and policy effectiveness.

Local kick off Meeting for the ongoing operations of the MMN

CARDET, the coordinator of the Mediterranean Migration Network (MMN), recently received additional support to continue the operations of the MMN.

The MMN has currently more than 180 members and has been active in the past years in advocacy and lobbying in the areas of policy development for migration and integration at national and European level. The network is supported by the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Cyprus, and the European Integration Fund for Third Country Nationals.

In the framework of the Network’s activities, CARDET organised a kick off meeting on Wednesday, 5th February 2014, with the participation of a number of government officials and NGO representatives in order to establish the development framework of the Network, elaborate on the needs and good practices, discuss the current trends on migration and decide on role defining of specific target groups.