A department of the Jobcenter Pro Arbeit - Kreis Offenbach - (AöR)
AMIF-Programme of the European Union 863614
European Pact of Integration
PATRIR - the Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania can look back on almost two decades of international experience.
PATRIR is active in the fields of peacebuilding, strategic conflict and risk analysis, mediation in peace processes and countering radicalisation and violent extremism. PATRIR is also a member of the Working Group on Prevention of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) and the Global Alliance on Armed Violence Reduction and Prevention (GAAV) platforms. Currently, PATRIR is increasing its work with its European Peace Department team for the integration and support of refugees and migrants from third countries in Romania and Eastern Europe.
CONSORZIO COMUNITÀ BRIANZA
CCB (CONSORZIO COMUNITÀ BRIANZA) is a social enterprise made up of 25 cooperatives and 7 associations operating in the province of Monza and Brianza (Lombardy region).
Since 2004, CCB has aimed to strengthen the local community as a political, social and economic entity. Welcoming newly arrived migrants is a core area of CCB's expertise. For example, since 2011 CCB has been implementing projects that provide accommodation and other support services to migrants and asylum seekers in the regions of Monza and Milan. CCB's activities focus on developing a broad network of municipalities, associations and volunteers who work together to integrate people and who can contribute to the development of a welcoming culture for third-country nationals.
Agencia de desarollo local y Empleo de Cartagena
ADLE (Agencia de Desarrollo Local y Empleo) is an agency of the Spanish Municipality of Cartagena and the service hub for job seekers and entrepreneurs in the city and the whole province.
ADLE is at the centre of local economic development with the management of employment and training programmes, promotion of the social economy, employment placement, recovery of unused resources and management of business start-up projects. In addition, ADLE is also responsible for the execution and/or public tendering of public services. As an autonomous public institution, ADLE has the power to participate in a comprehensive manner in all programmes and projects related to employment, entrepreneurship and local development. As a result, ADLE acts as a key actor guiding and coordinating the services and policies of the municipality in close cooperation with the other local social and economic actors.
Cluj-Napoca, the "heart of Transylvania", is considered the second most important city in Romania as a multi-ethnic and -denominational city with several universities and a dynamic business environment.
In the Municipality of Cluj-Napoca, the following principles apply as a local authority: Administrative and financial autonomy, decentralisation of public services, legality and eligibility of local public administration authorities, consultation with citizens in the resolution of civil disputes. The young and highly skilled labour force is a strong argument for placing Cluj-Napoca at the top of European cities with the greatest development potential. In 2015, Cluj-Napoca was the European Capital of Youth and later, in 2018, the European City of Sport.
District town Dietzenbach - where integration is lived. Dietzenbach is the administrative centre and lies in the heart of the district of Offenbach (Hesse, Germany), not far from the financial metropolis of Frankfurt am Main.
Around 35,000 people from 115 different nations live in Dietzenbach. With a proportion of 20% under-18s, Dietzenbach is also a very young town. Dietzenbach has been working with a politically authorised concept for integration since 2012. The development is based on a public participation of hundreds of citizens who discussed integration needs in different committees and includes the following topics: Living Together; Education; Work and Economy; Politics & Participation; Sport & Health. The working groups for the targeted projects on these topics take place regularly in the town hall. In addition, a team of qualified integration guides is out and about in the city, looking after the concerns and needs of citizens with a migration background.
Linköping is a city in southern Sweden and the capital of Östergötland County.
Young and old, newly arrived immigrants, entrepreneurs and over 32,000 students meet here. In Linköping, people, leisure and creativity have room to flourish. Linköping is a sustainable city, both socially and environmentally. Therefore, investments are being made in green travel plans with cycle paths and expanded public transport. Together with citizens and stakeholders, a resource-efficient region is being built and investments are being made in digitalisation and innovations in a smart city. The public sector also provides a good service with its schools and childcare facilities. Every day Linköping grows and changes: more citizens, more businesses, more urban development.
Lublin is the largest Polish city east of the Vistula River, with a population of about 34,000.
Lublin's geographical location has influenced its character. For many generations, there have been numerous representatives of national, ethnic or religious minorities here, and today the city has developed into a vibrant academic centre. With a vibrant academic community, Lublin welcomes young people into a large community of 60,000 students, including over 7,000 foreign students. This unique mix makes Lublin special: Lublin, a city for all.
Ravenna is the capital of the province of Ravenna in the Emilia Romagna region, in north-eastern Italy, right on the Adriatic coast.
Ravenna is rich in history, monuments and works of art and has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Ravenna was once the capital of the Western Roman Empire, the Ostrogothic Kingdom, then the Byzantine Empire. Today, the territory of the province of Ravenna is divided into 10 districts. There are more than 90 towns, villages and other small residential settlements: The city has 160,000 inhabitants. About 12% of the population comes from EU and non-EU countries. Ravenna has an attractive and welcoming historic centre with countless shops and shop windows of traders and craftsmen who display a wide range of goods here. The pine forests and natural areas - rich in priceless flora and fauna - form an integral part of the Po Delta Regional Park.
Riga is the capital of Latvia and the largest city in the Baltic States with a population of around 700,000.
The Department of Education, Culture and Sport of the Riga City Administration is responsible for planning and implementing the city's policies in the following areas: Education, Culture, Youth, Sport and Social Integration. The department has more than 300 municipal institutions under its supervision, including: 146 kindergartens; 109 schools; 8 recreational centres; 9 art and music schools and 10 sports schools; as well as 3 cultural centres; 10 branches of the Municipality's Cultural Office; 24 branches of the Central Library; the professional orchestra "Riga"; the Riga National Sports Hall and the Riga City Education and Information Services. Thus, this department ensures diverse services for the residents and guests of Riga.
ACI (Association of Intercultural Cities) manages the Spanish Network of Intercultural Cities (RECI), an association of 20 Spanish cities promoting diversity management.
These cities exchange methods, tools and best practices and participate in joint projects to promote cultural diversity. RECI was founded in 2011 and joined the Intercultural Cities Programme (ICC) launched by the Council of Europe in 2008. ACI also coordinates the development of an anti-rumour strategy, following an innovative methodology that aims to use social diversity as a potential for changing perceptions, attitudes and behaviours among the population in order to prevent discrimination and improve coexistence. At the same time, ACI advises public and private organisations on the design, implementation and evaluation of strategic projects and work plans or government policies.
Creative Ideas is a non-governmental organisation from Latvia, founded in 2011 in the town of Balvi in north-eastern Latvia.
Creative Ideas specialises in culture, education, social inclusion and rural development. Their offer includes informal education, training and mentoring, organising art exhibitions, competitions and creative workshops for different target groups in Balvi and Riga. So far, more than 800 unique people have been involved in project activities, Latvians have been introduced to other countries and cultures, and more than 500 migrants have been helped to integrate. Half of the projects have been carried out in international partnerships. Creative Ideas' mission is to help people discover and realise their full potential.
TREE specialises in the design, management, use and dissemination of projects funded by the EU and other donors.
TREE believes in the power of communication as a tool to design, produce and promote social innovation initiatives and helps any stakeholder to design social initiatives by developing project ideas and finding institutional and private donors interested in funding them. The agency submits more than 20 proposals a year to various public donors and private investors, and its professionals are always hungry for new ideas and pioneering projects. TREE also implements targeted communication strategies to support and develop socially beneficial projects. Visuals, multimedia content, TV spots and social media campaigns are designed and produced to improve external communication and help projects to bloom.