European Web Site on Integration’s newsletter 11/02/2016

11 February 2016 / Issue n°78

Europe: 1st Call for Urban Innovative Actions prioritises migrant integration

Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) is an Initiative of the European Commission that provides urban areas throughout Europe with resources to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges. Based on article 8 of ERDF, the Initiative has a total budget of EUR 372 million for 2014-2020. The 1st Call for Proposals is open from 15 December 2015 to 31 March 2016. The main objective of the 1st Call is to select projects testing bold and unproven ideas on the following topics…

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Europe: New web-page gathering projects financed under the Erasmus+ Sport programme

The European Union believes that Sport plays an important role in shaping the European society, creating social cohesion and eliminating racism and xenophobia. Therefore, it promotes integration through sport of marginalised groups, including the immigrant population. Within this framework, the Directorate-General for Education and Culture has created a web-page dedicated to migrant integration projects financed under the Erasmus+ Sport programme …

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 Upcoming Events
Prague – Public debate: Problems faced by foreigners on the labour market

15/02/2016 10:00
(Evropský dům, Jungmannova 24, 110 00 Praha 1)
With the support of the Open Society Fund Prague, a Public discussion on current problems, including discrimination, faced by immigrants participating in Czech labour market – with a special focus on female-immigrant workers – will be held in Prague on 15 February 2016. Key speakers from NGOs…
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Copenhagen – IMISCOE Spring Conference 2016

18/02/2016 16:00
(Centre for Advanced Migration Studies (AMIS) University of Copenhagen Karen Blixens Vej 4 DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark)
The Centre for Advanced Migration Studies (AMIS) and IMISCOE jointly organise a conference on controlling migration, at the University of Copenhagen from 18 to 19 February 2016. The keynote lectures will be delivered by Adrian Favell (University of Leeds) and Sarah Fine (King’s College…
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Brussels – Integrating refugees into the labour market: turning the crisis into an opportunity

22/02/2016 14:30
(EESC, JDE 62, Rue Belliard 99, Brussels, Belgium)
This public seminar is organised by The Labour Market Observatory (LMO) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in cooperation with the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound). The event is focused on factors which facilitate the…
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Vienna – ECHA Conference “Talents in Motion: Encouraging the Gifted in the context of Migration and Intercultural Exchange”

02/03/2016 16:00
(Aula der Wissenschaften, Wollzeile 27a, A-1010 Vienna, Austria)
From 02 to 05 March 2016, Giftedness and high potential in a multicultural society will be discussed during the 15th International ECHA Conference organised by the Department of talent development and innovation ( Institute TIBI ). Intellectual abilities and the diversity of intelligences,…
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 Latest NewsSweden: Parliament approves new law that forces municipalities to settle migrants

All parties except the Sweden Democrats have approved a new law that forces municipalities to settle migrants granted asylum. The law is controversial because it violates the principle of local self-government enshrined in the constitution. The reason for the reform is the lack of capacity in…
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France: Parcours d’intégration – Réussites et échecs en terme d’emploi et d’éducation

Dans le cadre d’une étude conjointe, 22 chercheurs de l’Institut national d’études démographiques (INED) et de l’Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (Insee) ont scruté les vies de 8 300 immigrés issus de…
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Czech Republic: Updated State Integration Programme

The State Integration Programme is a national conceptual document developed by the Interior Ministry, which defines measures aiming to help persons with granted international protection with their integration into the majority society. The updated version of the State Integration Programme,…
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Estonia: Ability to integrate refugees into the society is insufficient

The Estonian National Audit Office has published a report, noting that the ability of the state and local governments to integrate people who are requesting or have received international protection needs improvement. The Office states that it is necessary to develop a long-term and…
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Austria: Results of the Viennese competence checks

Today, the results of the Viennese competence checks were presented. The skill level of persons entitled to asylum who participated varies greatly between countries. However, in general, competence check-participants from Syria, Iran and Iraq are found to be well qualified: 73% of Iraqis, 67% of…
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Romania: Increase of assistance granted to asylum seekers approved by government

In October 2015, the Government stated in  a release transmitted to the National Press Agency (AGERPRES)  that, based on data provided by the Research Institute for Quality of Life, a set of values was established, redefining and significantly increasing the monthly expenses rate for…
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 Integration Practices recently uploadedHistoire de deux mains pour demain – Dialogue intergénérationel

“Histoire de deux mains pour demain” est un travail de mémoire et de transmission de l’histoire de l’immigration. C’est l’histoire des immigrés seniors appelés pudiquement Chibanis (« cheveux blancs ») et celle des jeunes qui connaissent…
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SKUHNA – “Slovenian World Cuisine”, improvement of social conditions of migrants, while enriching the Slovenian society

SKUHNA or “Slovenian World Cuisine” is an innovative project of social enterprise, which, together with migrants and refugees, has been developed by the Global Institute, in partnership with the Voluntariat Institute. It is meant to contribute to the improvement of social…
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Mentoring Program for Migrants

This initiative consists of a national network of volunteers – mentors – available to provide guidance, orientation or information to migrants (including refugees) – mentees – according to the needs of the latter, in different areas such as qualification, job search,…
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Latest funding information

Italy: AMIF call for proposals now published

The current national plan of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) focuses on strengthening the reception system of asylum seekers – with specific emphasis on 1st reception phase. It mainly aims at overcoming the logic of emergency interventions and implementing structural…
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Sweden: Apply for AMIF funds now

The first call for proposals in the Swedish Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) has been published by the Migration Board who administer the Swedish AMIF. Funded projects are co-financed by 75 percent, and there are approximately 100 million SEK (10.500.000 euros) available per year to…
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Latest documents

EU Integration indicators: new data on poverty and social exclusion

Eurostat updated in January 2016 the migration integration statistics (‘Zaragoza indicators’) on the risk of poverty and social exclusion. One of the headline targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy is the reduction of poverty by lifting at least 20 million people out of poverty or social exclusion,…
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