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Home Away From Home: Ethnography of an EU Erasmus+ Program

Our researchers, Terry Lamb, PhD, and Danila Mayer, PhD, wrote an article Ethnography of an EU Erasmus+ Program, published in a scientific journal Anthropology of the Middle East | Berghahn Journals. Anthropologists look at the Middle East through different lenses. For example, they consider it from a European perspective, looking at it ‘from’ Europe; they explore the […]

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HAFH Research Report

The Home away from Home ERASMUS+ project has been developed within a context of increasing levels of migration in Europe. Some of this migration is occurring into areas with a long experience of migration, whereas in other areas it is a new phenomenon. Though this tends to mean that there are different perspectives on the […]

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How to fund European integration projects?

The European Commission and other European institutions are supporting integration projects; a special “Funding and tender” webportal can be used to look for relevant information, you can search and apply for funding opportunities in calls for proposals, search a call for tender and submit a tender. Just type in key words like “integration” or “migration” and get familiar with […]

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Finding home in Innsbruck

For the staff and members of “Refugeeslearn“, the resident status of a refugee is not important. Who wants to learn German, is welcome in their organisation – who wants to share language knowledge and would like to support teachers or other refugees, is welcome as well. “Refugeeslearn“ is a voluntary organisation in the Tyrolean capital […]

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At home now in Graz

Omar Khir Alanam now lives in Graz. When coming as a refugee from Syria, he received so much helpful hands, he says, that he named the book he wrote about this life “Thank you: How Austria became my new home” (“Danke: Wie Österreich meine Heimat wurde”). The book was perceived very positively by the readers […]

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Being at home in Vienna

44 % of the refugees, who came to Austria in 2015 and who were granted a residence permit, got a job, the Austrian news channel ORF is reporting. Although in the western provinces of Austria the unemployment rates are lower and therefore these regions would hold more chances to be employed, many refugees prefer to […]

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Training modules translated (HR, GER, NL)

We are happy to finally present you translations of our training module. You can find Croatian, German and Dutch version of the module on our website. HAFH-training-module_hyperlinks_HR  HAFH-training-module_hyperlinks_GER  HAFH-training-module_hyperlinks_NL-v6   

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Home is a space in time

The highly respected film festival “Crossing Europe” in Linz (Upper Austria) awarded 2019 the Austrian-German film “Heimat is a space in time” with the Social Awareness Award for the Best Documentary, with price money of 5.000 Euro. Film writer and director Thomas Heise tells this story of a family of three generations torn between Austria and Germany using elements […]

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It’s complicated

It is the generation aged 25 and younger who feel most European, we were told in the weeks prior to the European elections. But what about their participation in EU decision making? From 748 Member of the European Parliament only one was aged younger than 30! The average member age in the institution was 56 years. And on the other […]

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Time for friends

The Red Cross Youth in Vienna has established a telephone help line titled “time4friends”, providing peer counselling from youngsters to youngsters. Now also available: counselling via WhatsApp, where in one year more than 14.000 messages were exchanged. The “peers” are aged 15 to 18 years, they get a basic training of five days where they […]

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