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Mãos e Mentes Paulistas: Handicrafts Program

O Programa Mãos e Mentes Paulistanas (São Paulo Hands and Minds Program) promote the economic and social development of artisan and manual entrepreneurial people in São Paulo. Trough this program is possible enroll in the municipal register of the craft and manual entrepreneur and participate in fairs promoted by the City of São Paulo, in […]

Revalidation of Undergraduate Diplomas for Venezuelans

Compassiva is a civil society organization serving vulnerable refugees in São Paulo and it is organizing an exclusive care effort for Venezuelans. On August 12 and 13, 2019, from 09 a.m to 16 p.m, the organization will be holding a revalidation effort of undergraduate diplomas aimed at Venezuelans. These calls will take place at Compassiva […]

Meet CIC do Imigrante (São Paulo)

The Centro de Integração da Cidadania do Imigrante, known as the CIC do Imigrante, was inaugurated by the Government of São Paulo in 2014 and offers a variety of services and courses to assist immigrants. These services and courses are free and to have access, you jus need to go to the CIC do Imigrante […]

Virada Sustentável Manaus

Between July 27 and 29, 2019 will take place in Manaus-AM the Virada Sustentável. This is the fifth year of the event with 160 free activities. This event is organized by the Fundação Amazonas Sustentável – FAS (Amazonas Sustainable Foundation, in English) in partnership with Virada Sustentável São Paulo, produced by Iaí Produções. The activities […]

UniAvan offers scholarships for refugees and immigrants

The Centro Universitário Avantis – UniAvan, in the city of Balneário Camboriú / SC, launched the second edition of the Program for Access to Technical and Higher Education for Refugees and Immigrants in vulnerable situations. There are 24 places available for the following degrees in the categories in the form of in-person classes and distance […]

Short-term extension courses for migrants

The Faculdade Metropolitana da Grande Recife is a private university that, in addition to offering 100% scholarships for regular migrants in its undergraduate courses, is promoting in July a series of short-term extension courses for the academic community and for society . Some of these courses were made for migrants, such as: Portuguese Course for […]

São Paulo City Hall launches the program “Tô Legal!” to register street vendors

In order to regulate the commerce in public streets of São Paulo, the city council launched this month the system “Tô legal!” to reduce the bureaucracy and so that the sellers can act in the streets within the legality. The “Tô Legal!” has the objective of authorizing the equipment of commerce in the public roads […]

Universities with selective processes open all year for undergraduate courses

The Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) and the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM) have processes open all year for undergraduate courses for refugees. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) Located in the city of Campinas, São Paulo, UNICAMP offers throughout the year an opportunity for refugees to apply for an undergraduate course. To apply, it […]

The Federal University of Minas Gerais will offer vacancies for refugees in its undergraduate courses

The Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) has approved a regulation where undergraduate courses will have an additional vacancy for the year for refugees, asylum seekers, stateless persons, holders of temporary visas or residence permits for humanitarian reception and other persons immigrants benefiting from policies of the Brazilian government. Once approved, the refugee will have […]

Contemporary Café CONARE with Refugees

Contemporary Café is part of the Refugee Cup program sponsored by the NGO África do Coração. In this café will be discussed the theme of immigration and refuge in Brazil, with the presence of researchers, students, refugees and militants of the cause. The program will be attended by representatives of institutions, activists, politicians and refugees […]

Refugee Week from June 17 to June 23 organized by SESC São Paulo

A Different Country Storytelling presents the challenges Maemi faces when she arrives in an unfamiliar country, where everything and everyone is alien to her, leaving her life “colorless.” Only friendship and absence of prejudice can color your world again. This narration brings together traditional tales from countries that have refugees in Brazil: Venezuela, Senegal and […]

TEDxRebouças – The Power Of Realization

TEDx is a local events program that brings together different people to share experiences in the format of a TED conference, a lecture that lasts 18 minutes or less and on June 15, TEDxRebouças will take place! One of the lectures will be about “The Power of Realization” that will be given by Myria. A […]

Free cinema for people in a refugee situation in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

The film Zaatari – Memories of the Labyrinth premiered on May 30 in the rooms of the Espaço Itaú de Cinema – in São Paulo (Shopping Frei Caneca) and in Rio de Janeiro (Espaço Itaú de Cinema Botafogo). Until June 12, asylum seekers and recognized refugees are entitled to watch the film for free – […]

Careers at CRAI for refugees; asylum seekers – São Paulo

The Reference Center for Immigrants of São Paulo has an open vacancy for a professional immigrant of Latin American origin with fluency in Spanish and English (mandatory requirements). Preferably, with knowledge or experience on the subject of migrations and refuge. The assignments are: filling in the registration form; basic guidelines; referral to specialists (DPU, Social […]

UFSCar opens call for applications for refugees for 2020

The Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) has just published the call for applications for refugees for 2020. Vacancies are available in all courses offered by the University. To apply for the courses, it is necessary to send the registration form, proof of completion of studies equivalent to the High School and a certificate from […]

UFRR opens call for application for refugees and immigrants in situation of vulnerability

The Permanent Commission of  Admission of the Federal University of Roraima (CPV / UFRR) published the call for applications for the UFRR’s Program of Access to Higher Education of  for refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants in situations of vulnerability. The university will offer 36 vacancies in the courses of Biological Sciences (undergraduate and bachelor’s degree), […]

Free Portuguese course for Immigrants in São Paulo

Applications are open for the free Portuguese Course for Immigrants promoted by the Research Laboratory on Migration, Nation and Border (LIMINAR) of the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP Campus Guarulhos). The course is free and offers certificate of completion. Classeswill be from May 11 to November 30, Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. […]

Financial education and bank account opening for refugees and migrants

By: Diogo Felix, ACNUR Brazil What forms of credit are available? How to draw up a household budget? What documents do I need to open a bank account? These and other questions common to those who come from another country and need to rebuild life in Brazil were the theme of the lecture “Financial Education for […]

Caritas Journey takes place on April 17 in São Paulo

The Refugee Reference Center of Caritas Arquidiocesana de São Paulo, in its effort to discuss the main refugee issues, will start another cycle of its “Caritas Days” event on April 17, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., in the auditorium of the first floor of the Faculty of Law of USP. This year’s theme will […]

Free stamp printing course for refugees in São Paulo

The Immigrant Integration and Citizenship Center (CIC do Imigrante) in São Paulo has open enrollment for the free stamp program for immigrants and refugees. The objective is to provide opportunities for labor integration for the refugee and migrant population. The course is totally free. Entries can be made by telephone (11) 95114-3286 or by e-mail: […]

Paraná Law guarantees exemption of revalidation rate of diploma for refugees

The State Law n. 19,830, published in the Official Gazette of Paraná, on March 28, 2019, guarantees the exemption the payment of revalidation fees for undergraduate, postgraduate, master’s, doctorate and postdoctoral degrees to vulnerable migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and stateless persons in the State of Paraná. The exemption from fees is based on Article 22 […]

Theater play in São Paulo portrays the migration

The theater show “When I Die I’ll Tell Everything to God” is based on a text adapted from a 2015 headline that talks about a boy found inside a suitcase trying to illegally enter a border city of Spain with North Africa. In the play, the boy’s fertile imagination, and his curiosity inside the suitcase […]

Faculdade Metropolitana do Grande Recife offers integral scholarships for refugees

The Faculdade Metropolitana do Grande Recife, located in Jaboatão dos Guararapes, in Pernambuco, is offering a 100% scholarship intuition in all courses for people with refugee status recognized by the Brazilian Government. The leader of the initiative is Professor Danilo Mergulhão. The institution offers courses in the areas of Administration, Accounting, Law, Production Engineering, Physiotherapy, […]

Free Portuguese course for migrants and refugees in Brasilia

The registration of the Portuguese course for Migrants and Refugees in Brasília – DF is open from this Saturday, March 16th. The course, promoted by the Human Rights Observatory in partnership with IMDH, is totally free and has unlimited vacancies. Classes are taught only on Saturdays so that migrants can participate effectively in classes. Registration […]

Red Cross offers help to locate relatives

Are you looking for a relative? The Red Cross can help restore and maintain separate family relationships. The Brazilian Red Cross is part of a World Network for the Restoration of Family Ties, created to help families locate loved ones and maintain communication with them, thus alleviating the suffering of separation. In the Family Ties […]

UniSantos offers scholarships for refugees. Registration is due on February 19th.

The Catholic University of Santos (UniSantos) will offer three full scholarships for refugees in the 2019 college entrance examination. Candidates can choose between the following courses: Administration Computer Science Social Communication – Qualification: Advertising and Propaganda Nursing Pharmacy Philosophy Gastronomy History Journalism Portuguese / English Lyrics Nutrition Pedagogy International Relations Translation and Interpretation Entries must […]

UFABC promotes call for applications with vacancies for refugees and asylum seekers

The Federal University of ABC announced the call for applications for the 2019 academic year, with vacancies reserved for refugees and asylum seekers at both the Santo André and São Bernardo do Campo campuses. There are also vacancies for refugees and asylum seekers in situations of economic vulnerability. Regular admission to undergraduate courses at UFABC […]

Program of artistic residency in São Paulo has vacancies for refugees and asylum seekers

The Immigration Museum of São Paulo has opened vacancies for international migrants (immigrants, refugees and refugees) to participate in its artistic residency program. For the 2019 edition, which will address the theme “welcome”, up to two artists will be selected to immerse themselves in the activities and routines of the institution, aiming the development of […]

UFBA launches call for applications with vacancies reserved for refugees and asylum seekers

It was launched on Monday (07) the call for applications for admission to UFBA undergraduate courses, in the first semester of 2019, with vacancies reserved for refugees and asylum seekers, as well as indigenous people, residents of the remaining communities of quilombos and trans people (transsexual, transgender and transvestite). 352 places will be available in […]

Reference center for refugees and migrants to be inaugurated in Manaus this Sunday

CARE Project brings together services of the public network, international organizations and civil society to serve people of different nationalities in situation of vulnerability Manaus, December 14, 2018 – Next Sunday (December 16) the CARE Project (Center for Support and Reference to Refugees and Migrants) will be open from 8 am to 1 pm for […]

Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro announces call for applications for refugees

The Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro has just announced the call for applications for the admission of refugees in undergraduate courses of the university for the first semester of 2019. The process is aimed at candidates who prove the refugee status by a certificate issued by Conare – National Committee for Refugees – and who […]

Event in SP offers medical exams, food hampers, toys and clothes for free

The Vila Guarani School Club, located in the south of São Paulo, will receive, on December 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., a great social action, Islam Solidário. The event, organized by FAMBRAS, the Federation of Muslim Associations of Brazil, is part of the program of the VI Festival of Human Rights, promoted annually […]

New rules for family reunion and extension of refugee status

On October 30, a new Conare Resolution, which deals with family reunions and the extension of refugee status to family members, was issued. In addition to spouse, partner, ascendants, descendants and other members of the family group who depend economically on the refugee, relatives by affinities may also be included in the family reunion and […]

Federal Institute of Goiás opens entrance exams for refugees

The Federal Institute of Goiás (IFG) has open enrollment for a selective process for refugees. For this selection, a vacancy is offered in all higher courses of the Institution. There are 49 places available in 14 campuses. Interested parties have until October 30 to make their registrations, only through the internet on the website of […]

First stateless persons recognized by Brazil receive Brazilian nationality

Brasília, October 4, 2018 – The Ministry of Justice today granted Brazilian nationality to the sisters Maha and Souad Mamo. The naturalization was delivered during the event at the 69th session of the Executive Committee of the UN Agency for Refugees (UNHCR), which is meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. The presentation was made by the Coordinator […]

Free psychological care in São Paulo

The Center for Reference and Assistance for Immigrants (CRAI), of the city of São Paulo, offers free psychological care at its office, at Major Diogo Street, 834, in the Bela Vista neighborhood. The consultations are carried out in partnership with students from the Veredas Group university extension: Immigration and Psychoanalysis, developed at the Institute of […]

Course on Portuguese and Brazilian Culture for Refugees and Migrants in Rio de Janeiro

In August, FAETEC will offer a course on Portuguese and Brazilian Culture for refugees and migrants in Rio de Janeiro.  The course, available in the basic module, is the result of a partnership between the State Secretariat for Science, Technology and Social Development and the Secretariat for Human Rights and Policies for Women and the Elderly. […]

UNILA opens special screening process for refugees and humanitarian visa holders

The Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA) has published the edict that regulates the selection process for refugees and holders of humanitarian visas. In total, 29 places are offered, one in each undergraduate course, for admission in the academic year of 2019. Entries are open until August 19 and must be done through an […]

UNICAMP offers vacancies for refugees

The State University of Campinas (Unicamp) offers vacancies for refugees. Those interested should be recognized by Conare to have access to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It is necessary to have complete high school for undergraduate courses and higher education for postgraduate programs. For more information:

Election of Civil Society Representatives to the Immigrant Municipal Council

Next Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Election of Representatives of the Civil Society for the Municipal Immigrant Council will take place. The Council is an advisory body, linked to the Coordination of Policies for Immigrants and Promotion of Decent Work of the Secretariat of Human Rights and Citizenship of […]

Refugee Cup begins in Porto Alegre and becomes a national tournament

The largest sports integration project involving refugees and migrants in Brazil begins in Porto Alegre this weekend. The so-called Football Refugee Cup involves the participation of 120 amateur players who will represent their respective countries of origin: Angola, Colombia, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Lebanon, Peru, Senegal and Venezuela. On Saturday (02), the first round of the […]

Art competition awards works of refugees

The contest “Making Art in Conare: Human Mobility in Art” wants to recognize and reward works of art performed or to be performed by refugees in Brazil. Artists wishing to participate must have the refugee status recognized by the National Committee for Refugees (Conare) and register online or by post until June 15. Visual arts […]

Applications open for the course “Awakening the Entrepreneur” for refugees

Applications are open for the course “Awakening the Entrepreneur” at Sesc 24 de Maio, in São Paulo, with a specific class for refugees who are in Brazil. The objective is to enable the student in the whole process of creating and growing his own business, in addition to empowering those who are already engaged in […]

Applications for the Municipal Council of Immigrants of São Paulo are open

Applications are open for the Municipal Council of Immigrants of São Paulo. All immigrants and collectives, immigrant associations and organizations or immigrant support organizations may apply for a vacancy. The in person registration goes until this Friday (27), at the Municipal Department of Human Rights and Citizenship (SMDHC): Rua Líbero Badaró, 119, 7º andar, Centro. […]

Applications for free Portuguese courses at UFABC are open

Applications for free Portuguese courses are open at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC) until Sunday (29). The course material is included and also free of charge. Classes will take place on Saturdays, in the morning or in the afternoon, between May 19 and August 31, at the campuses of Santo André and São Bernardo. […]

UFSCar announces 2019 refugee call for applications

The Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) has announced the rules for the selection of refugees in 2019 in its undergraduate courses. This will be the fourth consecutive edition in which UFSCar will use the results of the National High School Exam (Enem) as a selection criterion. Applications for registration of people who have participated […]

Exemption of fee for revalidation of diplomas of refugees becomes law in SP

A new law (No. 16,685) was approved this Wednesday (21) by the government of the State of São Paulo, instituting the exemption of the payment of the fee charged for the revalidation of undergraduate, postgraduate, master’s and doctorate degrees at public universities in São Paulo for refugees who live in the state. The decision will […]

Ordinance that regulates temporary residence for migrants is published

It was published this Thursday, March 15, the Interministerial Ordinance No. 9, from March 14, 2018, which regulates the grant of temporary residence, for a period of two years, to the migrant who is a national of a border country, where the Residency Agreement for Nationals of MERCOSUR and Associate Countries Parties is not in […]

Refuge interviews can be scheduled by mobile message

The Ministry of Justice issued a statement on Tuesday (30/01) reporting on the new mode of scheduling interviews for asylum seekers, as follows. Refuge interviews can be scheduled by mobile message The measure aims at reducing costs and achieve greater effectiveness in communication Brasília, 30/1/18 – Interviews of refuge requests in Brazil can now be […]

Refugees and asylum seekers are required to report travels abroad through the MJ website

The Ministry of Justice issued a statement announcing new procedures for reporting travel abroad for refugees and asylum seekers. Stay tuned. Refugees and asylum seekers are required to report travels abroad through the MJ website The procedure, which was done previously by e-mail, aims at greater security in communication Brasília, 25/1/18 – Communication and authorization […]