Good Practices for Refugee Integration with European Funding
Добри практики за интеграция на бежанците с европейско финансиране (Original language title)
The Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants presented a new guidebook on good and promising practices in refugee integration at their annual conference organised with UNHCR on 24 October 2018 in Sofia. The guidebook is the result of vast research on projects all around the EU, implemented by municipalities in cooperation with national, regional, and local agencies, NGOs, academia, and the private sector.
The projects, which are financed through different EU funding programmes, cover various aspects of refugee integration such as healthcare, education, housing, child and elderly care, entrepreneurship, social cohesion, and solidarity, combined with other measures such as capacity building and transfer of knowledge. The European funding instruments covered are the European Regional Development Fund, including URBACT and the European Social Fund.
The guidebook aims at supporting Bulgarian municipalities, which are expected to be the leading stakeholders in refugee integration, in line with the Ordinance on the terms and procedures for concluding, enforcing and terminating the integration agreement of beneficiaries of international protection, adopted on 12 July 2017.