The successful integration of migrants can have positive spin-off effects on regions with shrinking populations. The Arrival Regions project will build the capacities of policymakers in nine rural areas that face population decline and ageing to improve the integration of young non-EU migrants into the communities’ social life and employment to stabilise their demography. Partners will develop a toolbox of possible approaches and offer various trainings. Furthermore, the project also aims to change the foremost negative perception of non-EU migration.
Travel restrictions don’t stop Arrival Regions! The third project meeting took place in hybrid form: in the respect of the national and each institutions traveling rules, part of our partners meet in Postojna the 14-15 of September.
Thanks the Municipality of Postojna, the partner
that hosted the meeting, the whole partnership have been able to follow and actively participate at the discussion online.
Our Czech and German partners from the University of West Bohemia in Plzeň and from Burgenland District met in Kulmbach (DE) in order to visit the project "Hans-Wilsdorf School - Governmental Vocational School".
The aim of the project is to help young refugees, asylum seekers and EU-migrants between 16-21 into the education and apprenticeship.
The last Study trip bring us back to the hearth of Germany.
In Berlin the Migration Hub network provides support to international social projects working with migrants, asylum seekers and refugees; good ideas to be shared and adopted in rural areas too!
The Westpomeranian Region hosted the LP in Szczecin: the discussion focused on the main assumptions and structure of the Transnational Strategy for Social Innovations in the Integrations of non-EU Nationals document, the first major Arrival Regions project output.
From far east to deep north!
Our partners from Italy (Uncem Piemonte and Mountain Union of Ceva) and Slovenia (Municipality of Postojna) reached Molde municipality in Norway to investigate how welcoming centre are directly managed by a small municipality in a very specific area.
Arrival Regions goes further East
On 24th and 25th October our delegation representing Westpomeranian Region (PL), Lodzkie Region (PL) and Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (DE) visited “Our Choice” Foundation and Culture Practitioner’s Association located in Warsaw (Poland).
The University of Szczecin hosted the WP leader in Gdansk the 11 june 2019.
The discussion focused on the means of cooperation among the group of WP leaders and the launch of activities in WP C, WP T1 and WP T2. The conclusion focused on the deadlines to achieve deliverables foreseen in the first reporting period.