On 17-18 November 2022, ICMPD and SOLIDAR co-organised a SPRING workshop taking place in Brussels, Belgium, focusing on good practices in the integration of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers and improved integration outcomes through mutual learning.
Focused on the integration of recently arrived migrants in the context of the large-scale arrivals of refugees and other migrants since 2014, SPRING aimed 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 did 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 brought 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 mobilised significant research, networks and communications capacity and gathered, summarised and shared the best available research and evidence on the effectiveness, innovation, transferability, sustainability and evaluation methods for integration policies and practice. This evidence summarised the findings of EU projects funded under Horizon 2020, AMIF, European Social Fund and Erasmus+ as well as relevant public and private donors.
Visit the SprINg platform to explore the wealth of resources, which were created over the course of the project.
Justyna Segeš Frelak