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Community Needs Analysis with Refugees

Community Needs Analysis with Refugees & People in the Asylum Process – Exploring Access & Barriers to Higher Education in Ireland

This Community Needs Analysis (CNA) was carried out by College Connect in collaboration with the Irish Refugee Council. The research was carried out from October 2020 to March 2021. Participative, peer-to-peer, and creative methods were used to explore the views and insights of over 100 participants with lived experience of the protection process on the access issues and barriers that affect their participation or progression in further or higher education. The research generates key insights on the experiences of this community of people and puts forward a series of recommendations.