Social integration

Malmö University organised the NIEM First National Coalition Meeting (March 2017) / Photo: NIEM

Monitoring the reception of refugees to improve European integration policies

The NIEM project aims to improve the integration outcomes of beneficiaries of international protection.

Cold wave. Photo: Twitter

Cold snap becomes dangerous for refugees in Greece

Harsh weather conditions make it unsustainable for hundreds of asylum seekers living in camps.  

Refugee.tv team and logo

Refugee.tv: an act of empowerment

Refugee.tv is an online platform launched by an Austrian moviemaker with the support of asylum seekers who wish to explain their personal stories. Thanks to several crowdfunding campaigns, this TV channel provides them with the opportunity to continue with their professional career.

The title of Solomon originates from the main character of the book "The Elephant's Journey" by the Portuguese author Jose Saramago / Photograph: Solomon

Solomon, the Greek magazine giving a voice to refugees

The publication aims at contributing to integrate newcomers into society. 

Castle base

Human towers, an example of social integration

The organizational base of "castells", as is common to all popular culture, is associationism. Building human towers is a private initiative but with a public service orientation, open to society as a whole.

Assembly Pl. Catalunya - Barcelona

Districts with a strong associative fabric cope better with the current crisis’ consequences

According to a report by the IGOP (Institut de Govern i Polítiques Públiques), solidarian and civic answers help to tackle the crisis. The report identifies more than 500 initiatives on social innovation.