Doras is proud to be a partner in the EU-funded INTEgreat project. We are working with Limerick City & County Council to implement pilot activities in Limerick that promote the integration of migrants, international protection applicants and refugees.

Holding hands

The INTEgreat project aims to build a stronger integration strategy and ecosystem for migrants and asylum seekers (women, men, families, LGBTQAI+) in Europe through:

  • Analysis of the local contexts: development of an innovative Integration Strategy Framework (ISF).
  • Implementation of 5 pilot projects in 5 different partnering countries: Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Ireland to test the framework.
  • Development of a methodology to measure the impact of the pilots and creation of exploitable materials;
  • Dissemination of results through a newly created web-based platform and social media.

The pilot projects will allow for testing the novel Integration Strategy Framework (ISF) at urban level through a series of activities in four main areas: healthcare, employment, social cohesion, capacity building and training of both migrants and local citizens.

In Ireland, Doras is working with Limerick City & County Council to implement the following pilot activities:

  • Intercultural awareness training for frontline service providers
  • Weekly Employment Hub for international rpotection applicants
  • Basic computer skills training course
  • Health information events
  • Online multilingual information resource for newly arrived migrants in Limerick
  • Anti-racism campaign with the Limerick Integration Working Group (IWG)
  • Arts & crafts workshops
  • Migrant Integration Forum

The establishment of multi-stakeholder partnerships at local level across the five participating EU countries will enable long-term and large-scale change aligned with previous AMIF projects (e.g. INTEGRA). The expected impact is the enhancement of migration policies through the creation of an innovative integration strategy applicable at EU level that will facilitate a more harmonious inclusion of migrants in society.

For more information see Here

This project is funded by the European Union. 

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