Communities of Refugee Minors. Xenophobia in Schools, Symbolic Practices, and Social Inclusion

Alexandros Argyriadis


Greece is an EU member state that has been a country of origin of refugees and migrants for many decades. Due to its geographical location and its political and economic stability, it serves as a natural crossroads between the countries of Northern and Central Europe and those in Asia and Africa, which is why Greece has become a country of destination for refugees and a point of entry into the EU in the last twenty years. This literature review aims to describe the communities of refugee minors in Greece educational issues. Refugees are heterogeneous since they come from different countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Of these, 46% are men and the other 36% are women; it is estimated that of the 64,000 refugees who arrived in our country in 2016, 36% are children of which 17% are unaccompanied This disparity in the arrival of refugees in Greece continues to this day.


Communities, Refugees, Xenophobia, Social inclusion

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