The refugee crisis of 2015 inevitably revealed strengths and weaknesses of social cohesion in central Europe. It showed, amongst other, that there is a lack of skills and services available in the regions to address the integration of refugees.
The SIforREF project will enhance existing or introduce new refugee integration policies at regional and local levels, particularly addressing the transition of refugees from reception to autonomy.
The project will develop tools for evaluating and designing social innovative practices and for improving the social innovation capacity of policies. It will also implement seven pilot actions to test these tools and design regional and transnational strategies. To do so, the partnership will investigate and build on best practices and initiate a mutual learning process among central European regions, especially neighbourhood regions involved in the project.
More information will follow soon.