Refugee & Migrant Network International Conference

Initiatives in Refugee & Migrant Education

Moving Forward • Diving Deeper • Together


An international gathering of university administrators, faculty, and education practitioners as well as leaders of NGO’s, international agencies, and humanitarian organizations who are committed to enhancing and expanding educational opportunities for refugees and displaced peoples. The conference will allow ample time for collaboration and networking.


Registration is required for this event. Please register, using the button bellow, by September 23rd.

€250: In-Person

€50: Online

*If the registration fee presents an obstacle to your attendance please allow us to assist you with some scholarship funds that donors have made available. Contact:

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When & Where

September 26th to 28th at the Pontificia Universita Gregoriana in Rome, Italy


Topics & Directions

Moving Forward

  • Post-pandemic: what have we learned?
  • How will we approach the future?

Diving Deeper

  • How can we better understand the root causes of forced migration?
  • Best practices in amplifying refugee voices


  • How to respond to today’s crises (Ukraine and others)
  • Explore collaborative initiatives, opportunities, and ideas

Conference Schedule

The conference will run from September 26th to September 28th.

Conference Flier

We have created a downloadable version of our informational conference flier.

Keynote Speakers

We are excited to announce that the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, and the Jesuit Refugee Service International Director, Tom Smolich SJ will deliver keynote addresses.


Audience with Pope Francis

We are excited to welcome participants to attend a private audience with the Pope at 9am on Thursday, September 29th.

Pictured: 2017 Conference attendees with Pope Francis

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