IntegrAction – Action for socio-economic integration of refugees and asylum seekers
IntegrAction aims at promoting the social and economic inclusion of refugees and asylum seekers in the local context of reception.
Grant Agreement: 2019-1-IT02-KA204-063302
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 10/2019-03/2022
The integration of migrants and refugees has gained further attention in the aftermath of the humanitarian refugee crisis that outburst in 2015 in EU. However, the process of their integration and social inclusion seems to be rather slow. According to OECD, around 14% of all foreign-born people in EU report belonging to a group they think is subject to discrimination.
At the same time, researches confirm that migrants suffer of discrimination behaviours and face obstacles and problems such as low knowledge of the host country language and literacy, difficulties regarding the recognition of qualifications and skills possessed, lack of access to quality education system and limited access to job market.
Several studies indicate that immigration could bring a positive contribution to public finances and welfare of host countries. Thus, fast and successful integration is essential in order to maximize the opportunities generated by migrant flows, as well as promote social cohesion and inclusive growth and migrants’ ability to become self-reliant and productive citizens.
IntegrAction aims at promoting the social and economic inclusion of the refugees and asylum seekers in the local context of reception, by providing innovative tools that improve their linguistic, socio-professional and entrepreneurship competences and stimulating their active participation in the local communities.