INTEGRA starts

ETP Slovakia – Centre for Sustainable Development started working on a new project INTEGRA, funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. INTEGRA project seeks to improve the process of long-term integration of third country nationals living in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy and Slovakia, through city-to-city knowledge and experience sharing. The project will promote deeper mutual understanding between migrant communities and the host society, against the rising political discourse of securitization which paints migrants and refugees as a major security threat in Europe. The project partners will develop concrete actions to tackle local integration problems: local and cross-border networks, city audits, city integration agendas with future scenarios for each city developed through citizens’ integration labs.

The INTEGRA project lead partner is Sofia Development Association, which in 2018 and 2019 will lead the project consortium of five other organizations: ETP Slovakia, RISSC – Italy, ICP – Czech Republic, Centar za mir – Croatia and RiskMonitor – Bulgaria.

At the project kick off meeting of INTEGRA partners in Sofia from 21 to 23 February 2018 ETP Slovakia was represented by Slávka Mačáková, Director and Soňa Soľáková, Financial Manager.