NOW Research Network on Diversity, Education and Social Cohesion - NOW DESC

founded 2017

The NOW Research Network for Diversity, Education and Social Cohesion (abbr. NOW DESC) is an international and interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners in the field of education from Europe and the MENAT region (Middle East, North Africa and Turkey), engaged in researching and/or implementing projects addressing the inclusion of “newly arrived students” (NAS) in countries of transit and refuge, with a focus on the special needs of refugee children and all other deprived children. The research network is a co-operation between the Chair of the Study of Religions at the Faculty of Protestant Theology, University of Vienna and Act.Now.


Motivation: Provide opportunities for encounter, exchange and cooperation between researchers and practitioners on issues of Education, Diversity and Social Cohesion from Europe and the Middle East, North Afrika and Turkey (MENAT) region.
Aims to: Exploring, sharing and documenting research and promising practices addressing pathways to educational resilience, both in the field of formal and informal education from Europe and the MENAT region.