|Project name||INTEGRAS Integrating Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Society and Labour Market Through Social Innovation|
|Priority||Innovation and knowledge development|
|Aim||Challenge: combating the risk of marginalization of asylum seekers after the reception phases (which are different according to the various central European countries) by promoting social and labour market integration.
Main objective: formulating and implementing innovative practices for managing refugees’ transition from reception centres to autonomy
1. Careful analysis (report) of the strengths, weaknesses and territorial opportunities of each of the regions involved in the partnership as for the specific issue of the refugees’ post-reception measures.
2. Transnational training activities (particularly training seminars and study visits) devoted to stakeholders in order to improve their understanding as well as their skills related to innovative practices for integrating refugees into specific territories.
3. Development and implementation of Pilot actions (at least 5 in different countries of the partnership) aimed at testing innovative practices which arise from the analysis and the training activities.
4. Guidelines and policy recommendations –which arise from the pilots’ results- for stakeholders and policy makers.
|Cost||3 M (around)|
|Partners involved||For this main topic we would like to share the idea (and we're currently working for...) with 4 specific countries of the Central Europe Cooperation
Area: Italy - Germany - Austria and Slovenia (countries panel identified on the basis of the evident "cross-border" implications, at least at geographical level),
trying to involve from each one of the countries, 3 specific kind of active partners:
1 Research Center/University Dept. focused on migration studies -
1 Public Political Body (e.g. Regional Authority or Municipality in charge for implementing and or/managing migrants and asylum seekers policies and strategies -
1 NGO or Public Agencies as main actor of the day by day "emergency" management and of the subsequent social/labor integration of the migrants
in order to identify and "bring to the spot light" successful bottom-up "integration initiatives" that could be used by the project as parallel pilot cases.
|Innovation||Innovation: this project aims not only at mapping and exchanging good practices and making transnational training activities, but it also intends to design and implement methodologies in order to enable the social and labour market integration of refugees. The designing activity takes into account the specific social fabric and labour market’s features, but at the same time it also considers pivotal migrants’ attitudes and skills. INTEGRAS’s approach therefore aims at enhancing bottom up initiatives in order to bridge the gap between eventual good ideas and difficulties in implementation related to organization, bureaucracy, budget, etc.|
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