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Plogging – run together, save the environment

Collecting garbage while jogging – plugging has conquered the youth! In April the „green heroes“ in Vienna initiated a worldwide plogging-event. The initiative has started 2016 in Sweden, the land of Greta Thunberg, of course. It is not only a great idea, but also a great opportunity to bring together locals and newcomers, saving the world. At least a […]

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What does it need to find your home away from home in Austria?

The Austrian organisation SOS MITMENSCH has been asking refugees this question: What does it need to arrive at “home” in Austria, what kind of obstacles are migrants facing? The resulting portraits provide insights into experiences, difficulties and success stories of people on the run. At the same time they can serve as a plea to politics and government, how […]

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Festival of Joy

It is called Festival of Joy. In memory of the victims of and to commemorate the anniversary of Austria’s liberation from the Nazi terror regime, on 8 May the Mauthausen Committee Austria yearly hosts a festival with a concert of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra at the Heldenplatz. Statements from high-level politicians celebrating together with survivors of Nazi concentration camps and […]

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Summer time – summer city camps!

The city of Vienna is providing 2-weeks-training courses to children who received poor marks in the teaching subject German. The offer is especially valuable for the younger refugees, as integration – as we all know very well – is highly depending on language skills! Source: www.wien.gv.at summer school 2019, summer city camps 2019

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Practical recommendations for starting up a project with and for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants

Practical recommendations for starting up a project with and for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants   Home Away From Home, a project co-funded by Erasmus +, has been looking for inspirational examples of projects and initiatives that contribute to the integration of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in European societies and are executed with the […]

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Music knows no boundaries

In trying to find ways to bring people together, perhaps the simplest solutions are the most effective. William Shakespeare said that music was the food of love, and that recognized the Jesuit Refugee Service and decided to start a project that connected music and integration. Before anything is said about the Music knows no boundaries […]

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Croatian youngsters making difference

As the “refugees crisis” have caught the whole of Europe, so is the Republic of Croatia. It’s hard for a predominantly homogeneous nation to adapt to a culture of diversity, but some organizations are struggling to do so. Although Croatia is still at the beginning of this fight, so it won only a few battles, […]

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An online resource for communities, trainers, and youth workers in Europe

An online resource for communities, trainers, and youth workers in Europe Identify, innovate and generate actions for integration of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, where youth is playing a major role   Table of Contents Introduction Methodology A unique formula Already existing training materials Blended learning Pre-training On-site training After the training Programme A seven-day training programme: Outlines Before the training: Online […]

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Council of Europe adopts recommendation to support young refugees

The Council of Europe has adopted a recommendation for its member countries to offer temporary support to young refugees after they reach adulthood. When refugees who arrived as children turn 18, they often face sudden changes in their rights and in their access to essential services, as they are no longer eligible for support or […]

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OECD launches new website for better communication on migration and integration

The OECD’s Network of Communication Officers on Migration (NETCOM) has launched a website dedicated to the communication of migration and integration topics. The new website will serve as a resource and provide a space for NETCOM members and others interested in migration and integration to share their experiences and good practices in communicating these subjects. […]

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