Begoña López Cuesta is a political scientist specialising in International Relations and Public International Law. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Solidarity Action and Social Inclusion. As a researcher and promoter of various educational and training programmes, she manages the projects currently in development by Education International (EI) and the Federación Estatal de Enseñanza de CCOO (FECCOO) in Spain, in order to secure the right to education for refugee children, forcibly displaced persons, those seeking international protection, stateless persons, and migrants.
Written by Begoña López Cuesta
Commitment to ensuring the right to education for refugee children, forcibly displaced persons, stateless persons, those seeking international protection and migrants necessitates an inclusive school system. This concerns not only teaching and didactic matters, to research and innovation in education, but also the realm of moral values and social justice.“Our Experience with Proyecto Roma: Giving Voice to the Silence”, by Manuel Crespo Nievas, José Miguel Megías Leyva and Begoña López Cuesta
Spanish legislation provides for the right of refugees to education and international protection. In practice, however, the absence of a legal framework and institutional infrastructure specifically designed to identify the needs of this target group and provide an appropriate response runs counter to this formal recognition.