PRIME - Promoting Integration for Young Migrants

No CB652 (2017-521)

The project addresses the challenge posed by the social and economic exclusion of young migrants through the joint development & delivery of a holistic approach which will use a range of tools & interventions to promote integration which can be tailored to individual needs. 

The project is implemented by the Research and Development Centre of Municipality of Linkoping  (FoU Centrum, Linkopings kommun), Sweden, and Creative Ideas.

The project includes mapping of the needs/barriers faced by young migrants in 2 regions and lessons learned from existing integration programmes and establishment of regional partnerships/support networks including representatives of municipalities, training providers, employers and communities with high concentrations of young migrants. A joint training programme will be developed with a range of options, including informal education (including creative / sports activities) to support engagement, cultural/language training, vocationally specific training, job brokerage & workplace mentoring.  The training programme will be piloted by recruiting & training 50 young migrants, 30 in Sweden and 20 in Latvia. The piloting will be evaluated, including a survey of young migrants participating & of stakeholders in the regional partnerships. 

The project takes place from the 1st September 2017 until the 30 August 2019 and is financed by the Central Baltic INTERREG programme (74%) and the Latvian state budget (5%). The Ministry of Culture of Republic of Latvia supports and cofinances the implementation of the project with a cofinancing of 3748,00 euro.