One of the greatest challenges to education systems globally is to fight against segregating elements of schooling in a culturally diverse and globalized world. The concepts of inclusion and citizenship have become increasingly important with the aim of ensuring access and developing inclusiveness, civic engagement and meaningful participation among all students, including youth who migrate into new and foreign places without formal citizenship. These challenges are best tackled by research and policy collaboration across nations.

This comparative in-depth research project reaches is carried out in three metropolitan capital cities of Iceland, Norway and the UK. The aim is to critically examine different paths and processes towards educational inclusion and citizenship as experienced by migrant youth when they participate in culturally mixed educational settings. We do this by engaging students themselves in participatory and visually creative research processes drawing on methods of photovoice and critical spatial literacy while also exploring the social and pedagogical dynamics between different actors through additional data from teachers, parents and peers in the school community.

Here is a link to the article Young refugees given a voice in Reykjavík, Oslo and London that introduces the research.