EPI - European Pact for Integration
The general objective of the project is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between 7 European cities (Alimos, Cartagena, Ravenna, Linkoping, Dietzenbach, Riga, Lublin) by creating a European Pact that will foster Integration of Third-Country Nationals at local level.
The European Pact for Integration project (EPI) aims to get out of an emergency logic to upgrade quality of existing pro-migrants inclusion local strategies. Strategies for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals will be co-designed and implemented by 7 cities (including Riga) addressing one or more of the following issues in each city: inclusion, housing, access to basic services, including health services, cultural exchanges, integration into the labour market.
As main outcome, partners cities will be better equipped to deal with challenges posed by weak integration and uncontrolled migration flows, thanks to the validation of pilot strategies that will be incorporated in long-term action plans at the end of the project. Third-country nationals will be better integrated in European cities and they will find easier ways to play an active role in the host societies.
The project is implemented by 13 partners: PATRIR - project coordinator (Romania), Alimos Municipality (Greece), Local development and employment agency of Cartagena (Spain), Stadt Dietzenbach (Germany), Linköping Municipality (Sweden), Lublin Municipality (Poland), Ravennas Municipality (Italy), Riga Municipality (Latvia), Asociación Ciudades Interculturales (Spain), Consorzio Comunità Brianza (Italy), Pro Arbeit - Kreis Offenbach (Germany), Tree Agency (Estonia) and association Creative Ideas.
The project is being implemented from 1st January 2020 until 30th June 2022. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund under grant agreement No 863614. Creative Ideas has been awarded EUR 96 816.81 for the implementation of the project, the total project funding is EUR 1 663 084.95. The Ministry of Culture co-finances and supports the implementation of the project with a co-financing of EUR 4637. The project is financially supported by the Society Integration Fund from the allocated Latvian state budget funds in the amount of 5 000 euros.
Project website: https://epi-project.com/