"Not Just Numbers" is a toolkit about migration and asylum in the European Union produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The toolkit has been designed to help teachers and other educators engage young people in informed discussion on this important subject. It is suitable for teaching young people between the ages of 12 and 18 and is available in 24 EU Member States in 20 languages.

As European societies become more multi-cultural, the need to raise awareness and promote understanding of the many reasons for which people choose or are forced to leave their own countries grows.

The toolkit provides young people with the opportunity to understand that behind each anonymous statistic related to migration and asylum there is a human face and a personal story. In doing so it also addresses issues related to discrimination and xenophobia.

The toolkit includes:

Teacher’s Manual:

  • An introduction to migration and asylum for teachers
  • Classroom activities and lesson ideas, including exercises linked to the DVD


  • Portraits of migrants and refugees
  • Clips and footage on the issues of trafficking and smuggling and migration and asylum in the media room activities


Please follow the links below to preview the toolkit in your language. To download and use the complete toolkit (DVD and teacher’s manual) please register first.