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Our „DRIM“ came true: New ambitious Project in the Danube Area started!

Duration: 01.01.2017 – 30.06.2019

Project description

Economic integration of migrants is one of the main challenges of the European Union nowadays, when it comes to sustain peace and prosperity among citizens. A lively and dynamic cooperation between public and private sector is needed to succeed in this mission. Our new project DRIM is significantly contributing with its activities to create synergies and improve capacities elaborating a helpful tool called „Danube Compass“.DRIM_flyer
Since January 1, 2017 project partners from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Germany, the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic and Hungary have taken the initiative to create a comprehensive, multilingual and transnational information platform called DANUBE COMPASS. The aim of the project is to collaboratively establish this information platform and, as a result, provide it for public institutions, NGOs as well as for newly arrived and resident migrants. During the development process of the DANUBE COMPASS, this platform will be tested and introduced to various public institutions via workshops and trainings. Furthermore, a strategy will be provided, which addresses the importance of the access to DANUBE COMPASS for migrants. The goals of this project are enabling a better response of main target groups (local and national authorities) in supporting the integration of migrants, a contribution to an effective information infrastructure for migrants in the Danube region and an easier access to employment and other services for migrants.

The project “DRIM” is co-funded by the European Union through the Interreg Transnational Danube programme (ERDF, IPA II).

Lead partner organisation:
• Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Slovenia)

Apart from GS gain& sustain the following Project Partners are involved:
• Caritas Academy of the Diocese Graz-Seckau (Austria)
• Center for Peace Studies (Croatia)
• SPF Group, Ltd. (Czech Republic)
• City of Munich, Department of Labor and Economic Development, Local Employment and Qualification Policy (Germany)
• Central Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency (Hungary)
• Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (Serbia)
• Institute of Ethnology, Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovak Republic)
• Employment Service of Slovenia (Slovenia)

Associated Strategic Partners:
• Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities, Government of the Republic of Croatia (Croatia)
• Department of Integration of the City of Graz
• Commissioner for the Protection of Equality of the Republic of Serbia (Serbia)
• The Municipal Authority of Prague-Libuš (Czech Republic)
• META, o.p.s. – Association for Opportunities of Young Migrants (Czech Republic)
• Ministry of Labour, Familiy, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities (Slovenia)
• Institute for Labour and Familiy Research (Slovak Republic)
• Agency for Labour and Employment of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Webpage: http://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/drim