We at FOCUS understand integration as a two-way dynamic process and the result of contact, engagement, exchange and collaboration between arriving and receiving communities.
of the central features of this approach to dynamic integration is to leverage
the benefits of co-creative and participatory practices to give voice and
possibilities for self-representation to arriving and receiving communities, take
away barriers and thus support sustainable integration.
will discuss with civil society organisations active in integration work on what co-creation and participation mean in the context of dynamic
integration; why and how to make integration practices dynamic, co-creative and
participatory; and what to keep in mind when doing so.
The draft agenda is still subject to change. This page will be continuously updated.
This event is organised by the FOCUS project, which has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 822401.
FOCUS is a research project funded under the European Commission’s H2020 programme.
aims to make an impact on both research and practice by understanding and
improving the dynamics of integration in Jordan, Croatia, Germany and Sweden,
with a special emphasis on how psychological and social factors influence
integration. This knowledge is used to transform and strengthen existing
promising practices for social- and labour market integration, that will be
pilot tested in at least five European countries and will be brought together
in the Living Well Together Resource. The goal of this Resource is to support
policymakers, community actors, civil society organisation and other
practitioners in the field in responding to the needs of both arriving and
receiving communities with both insights and ways to address the needs. In
addition, FOCUS has the ambition to link existing networks of policy and
practice through common activities.