InZone is a programme of the University of Geneva and pioneers innovative approaches to higher education in communities affected by conflict and humanitarian crisis, with the ultimate goal of empowering people on the move stranded in transit countries. InZone gives special attention to refugees/asylum seekers stranded in fragile states but at the same time fosters an inclusive approach including people on the move more broadly as well as vulnerable host communities.
Design, develop and validate innovative higher education models with equitable and reliable access for learners in fragile contexts.
Form and reinforce partnerships with local universities, in a joint effort to build capacity on the ground and build back better.
Further develop partnerships with other stakeholders (UN family, European institutions, NGOs and the private sector) to expand higher education programs.
Build higher education spaces in fragile contexts, which offer an environment for the expression of intellectual and cultural diversity, essential ingredients of peace-building and new forms of governance.
Established as a project for translation and interpretation by the École de Traduction et d’Interprétation (ETI, University of Geneva) in 2005, InZone soon gained publicity and was approached by humanitarian actors such as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), or the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)....CLICK HERE FOR MORE.