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EUMINT - Euroregions, Migration and Integration

 

A cross-border project for asylum seekers and refugees

2018-2020

 

Project description

The EUMINT project intends to strengthen institutional cross-border cooperation between Italy and Austria in the territories of Südtirol-Alto Adige (IT), Tirol (AT), Friuli Venezia Giulia (IT), Kärnten (AT), Veneto (IT) and Trentino (IT) in order to tackle the social, economic, political and cultural challenges connected to migration. Common and coherent integration measures in border regions are of prime importance and an added value, particularly for asylum seekers and refugees.

Project goals

The project will involve municipal, provincial/regional and euroregional institutions in three different areas:

  • Consolidating multilevel cross-border cooperation between institutions
  • Strengthening civic and labour integration processes
  • Strengthening social cohesion

 Expected Results

  • Institutional cooperation (WP3): The project promotes the exchange of experiences between project partners through field visits, ideas labs and recommendations for institutions operating at different levels in the field of integration.
  • Civic integration (WP4): The project develops and tests innovative teaching materials on civic integration and trains social workers and other professionals working in the field of welfare and social care. The aim is to promote awareness of European common values (as mentioned in the EU Treaty of Lisbon) among asylum seekers and refugees.
  • Labour integration (WP5): Through participatory processes, the project will design long-term measures and instruments for a better integration of asylum seekers and refugees in the labour market.

 Eurac Team

  • Roberta Medda-Windischer, Project Coordinator, responsible for WP4, Senior Researcher - Institute for Minority Rights - roberta.medda@eurac.edu
  • Erjon Zeqo, Project Manager, Researcher - Institute for Minority Rights, Institute for Comparative Federalism - erjon.zeqo@eurac.edu
  • Anna-Kira Pirhofer, Junior Project Manager, Researcher - Institute for Minority Rights, Institute for Comparative Federalism - annakira.pirhofer@eurac.edu
  • Karl Kössler, responsible for WP3, Senior Researcher - Institute for Comparative Federalism - karl.koessler@eurac.edu
  • Andrea Membretti, responsible for WP5, Senior Researcher - Institute for Regional Development - andrea.membretti@eurac.edu
  • Andrea Carlá, Senior Researcher - Institute for Minority Rights - andrea.carla@eurac.edu
  • Annika Kress, Researcher - Institute for Comparative Federalism - annika.kress@eurac.edu
  • Marzia Bona, Researcher - Institute for Regional Development - marzia.bona@eurac.edu

 Beneficiary Partners

  • Eurac Research (lead partner)
  • ZeMiT - Center for Migrants in Tyrol
  • Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck
  • EGTC - Euregio Without Borders
  • Regio Wipptal
  • ARLeF - Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia
  • Administrative Districts of : Burggrafenamt/Burgraviato, Salten-Schlern/Salto-Sciliar, Eisacktal/Valle Isarco, Vinschgau/Val Venosta

 Associated Partners

  • Autonomous Province of Bolzano - Department of social affairs
  • Cinformi - Autonomous Province of Trento
  • Land of Tyrol
  • Municipality of Innsbruck
  • EGTC - Euroregion Tyrol - South Tyrol - Trentino
  • Autonomous Province of Bolzano - Department of education, German culture and integration
  • Municipality of Bolzano - Department of services to the local community

The project EUMINT is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Interreg V-A Italy-Austria program 2014-2020.


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