The challenge that SIforREF addresses is combating the risk of marginalization of refugees after the reception phases (which are different in the   various central  European Countries) .

 SIforREF’s main objective is to enhance significantly and/or to launch (where not existing at all) refugee integration policies at regional and local   level (in the   4 involved regions), particularly addressing refugees’ transition from reception phases to autonomy.

 In fact the project  aims  to involve policy-makers and stakeholders in a virtuous governance path aimed at including and centralizing the issue   of integrating refugees into programs at local and transnational level, as well as defining innovative inclusive measures.

The main outputs of the projects are:

-the identification of tools to evaluate and design innovative social practices and improve the social innovation capacity of innovative policies;

-pilot testing of these tools;

-the definition of a regional and transnational strategy.


Programme: Interreg Central Europe

Loan: 2.603.783,86 €

Donor: European Union

Project duration: 36 mesi (01.04.2019-31.03.2022)

Lead: Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia

Partner: Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Znanstvenor aziskovalni center Slovenske akademije znanosti in umetnosti, Kulturno društvo Gmajna, Comune di Parma, Urad Vlade RS za oskrbo in integracijo migrantov, ASP CITTÀ DI BOLOGNA, TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN, I.S.I. e.V. Initiative Selbständige r Immigrantin nen, Caritas der Erzdiözese Wien – Hilfe in Not, Universität Wien, Beauftragter des Senats von Berlin für Integration und Migration.


Official website: il sito ufficiale di SIforREF

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