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Sustainable Practices of Integration of Newly Arrived Migrants (SPRING)

Focused on the integration of recently arrived migrants in the context of the large-scale arrivals of refugees and other migrants since 2014, SPRING aims to develop a toolbox to improve the innovation, effectiveness and sustainability of the work done by Europe’s integration stakeholders at national, regional and local levels.

SPRING will do so by:

  • Engaging with relevant communities of practice
  • Collecting evidence on sustainable and effective integration policy practices
  • Identifying successful and sustainable practices targeted at the integration of newly arrived migrants
  • Promoting an evidence culture in integration policy
  • Creating innovative knowledge exchange tools on sustainable practices of integration

The SPRING consortium brings together some of Europe’s most well-connected integration researchers, think-tanks and stakeholder networks with the support of global stakeholders.

As such, the project will mobilise significant research, networks and communications capacity and will gather, summarise and share the best available research and evidence on the effectiveness, innovation, transferability, sustainability and evaluation methods for integration policies and practice. This evidence will summarise the findings of EU projects funded under Horizon 2020, AMIF, European Social Fund and Erasmus+ as well as relevant public and private donors.

Project Duration: March 2021 to March 2023

Funding: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Partners: The Department of Sociology and Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands), the Department for Migration and Globalization at Danube University Krems (Austria), SOLIDAR (Belgium), the Migration Policy Institute-Europe (MPI-Europe, Belgium), Youngminds (Romania), the International Catholic Migration Commission Europe (ICMC-Europe, BE) and the Migration Policy Group (MPG, BE). The project implementation is supported by the Ottawa Refugee Hub at Ottawa University (Canada) as non-EU partner and by EUROCITIES (Belgium) as associate partner.

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