(14 March 2016) – The European Commission has published two calls for proposals concerning refugee and migrant integration.
- The 2016 Social Innovation Competition focuses on social innovation for refugees and migrants. The 3 winners of the competition will each receive a prize of €50,000. Innovations can relate to any aspect of the reception and integration process including, but not limited to, ideas around: education and skills development, employment and entrepreneurship, access to appropriate housing and health services, safety and human rights, community cohesion and cultural diversity. Applications that are led by or have been co-created with refugees and migrants are encouraged. The competition is open for entries until 8 April 2016.
- The general objective of the Creative Europe – Cross-sectoral – Refugee Integration Projects 2016 call for proposals is to support cultural, audio-visual and cross sectorial projects aiming at facilitating the integration of refugees in the European environment, enhancing mutual cultural understanding and fostering intercultural and interreligious dialogue, tolerance and respect for other cultures. The expected output is a limited number of high quality consortia formed by bodies working in the creative and cultural sectors that will create and test initiatives designed to support the integration of refugees in the participating countries and share their results, and which are referred to as Creative Partnerships. The call is open for entries until 28 April 2016.