Period of implementation: February – April 2016
Donor: The project “Encouraging municipalities engagement in refugee and migrant integration:
good practices from Norway” is funded ´(total budget of 8.442,00 EUR) by the NGO Fund which is part of the implementation of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014. The fund is administered by the Open Society Foundation. The project “Encouraging municipalities engagement in refugee and migrant integration: good practices from Norway” aims at exchanging knowledge, technologies, know-how and good practices between subject in the Slovakia and subjects in donor states and international organizations.
refugee integration. Current refugee crisis and following reactions of political representatives show that municipalities in Slovakia are not ready to accept migrants; nor are they ready to adopt inclusive policies ensuring social cohesion that could prevent migrants and refugees from being refused and excluded by the host populations. The project aims to encourage municipalities and build their capacities in the field of migrant and refugees’ inclusion, use good practices from Norway as an inspiration for municipalities in Slovakia and raise awareness of various stakeholders about the importance of inclusion of various population groups (including migrants and refugees) in the life of the local communities.
The project is implemented in a partnership with Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research.