The Creative Tools are developed by INTEGRA partners as local level awareness raising tools to tackle the “othering” of third country nationals and migrants within the receiving society.
INTEGRA PROJECT FLYER
The flyer provides an overview of the project and a snapshot of its main activities and milestones.
INTEGRA CITY RESOURCES
INTEGRA Project offers examples of approaches, good practices, tools, actions and materials to cities that would like to step up their efforts int he area of third country nationals integration.
INTEGRA EXPERIENCE BOOKLET
The publication reflects the first 18 months of INTEGRA interregional learning process going through city integration audits, city labs, roundtables and third country nationals integration agendas, awareness campaign activities, resources and testimonials. It gives an overview of INTEGRA process and methodologies, along with the achievements and results so far.
A WAY FORWARD FOR INTEGRATION OF THIRD COUNTRY NATIONALS AT CITY LEVEL
The set of policy recommendations gathers the experience and knowledge amassed from the INTEGRA Project outcomes and outlines a way forward.
GOOD PRACTICES FOR INTEGRATION OF THIRD COUNTRY NATIONALS AT LOCAL LEVEL
INTEGRA publishes a new resource for integration experts, NGOs, public bodies - a collection of good practices for integration of third-country nationals at local level. The cases described are in the fields of employment, education, culture and city governance.
INTEGRA BRUSSELS BRIEFING PRESENTATIONS
INTEGRA project team and stakeholders presentations delivered during the Brussels briefing held at the
European Committee of the Regionson June 11, 2019
The presentation contains in a visual manner all key information about the INTEGRA project developments and outcomes.
INTEGRA URBAN PARTNERSHIPS
Presentations of project partners and stakeholders focusing on INTEGRA city-to-city approach.
INTEGRA methodologies, creative tools and resources.
INTEGRA POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS
INTEGRA policy recommendations - how cities can prepare better for the future.
Sometimes just a few words can spark good ideas and inspiring examples, especially when they come from people who’ve successfully turned their cities into multinational and multicultural centers. Our new video features mayors and urban planning experts on the challenges of integration; we hope you find in their words the keys to transforming your own cities into open and welcoming environments.
On September 17th, Bulgaria’s capital celebrates St. Sofia Day – the day on which the Orthodox church commemorates the Holy Martyrs Sofia and her three daughters Faith, Hope and Love. To celebrate its holiday, Sofia is taking an untraditional view of itself and asking third-country nationals how they see it.
Experience Sofia through the eyes of third country nationals that have chosen to study, work and live here - Sofia as a university center, as an international working place, as a cultural hive. The video is produced by SDA INTEGRA project team.
SOFIA MUNICIPALITY SERVICES TO THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS
As part of the INTEGRA information campaign, Sofia Development Association created an easy-to-read bi-lingual brochure (in Bulgarian and in English) about services and institutional support offered to third-country nationals in Sofia. Working closely with the city administration, INTEGRA has helped launching a new municipal grant-making program for integration initiatives.
IMMIGRATION DEBATE RESOURCE
SDA developed a new immigration debate resource. The immigration debate is a debate between two legitimate views, which can and should be decided through the normal democratic process. The resource contains debate questions that can be used to generate discussions within different groups: with and without prior knowledge; high school students to experts.
INTEGRA 2020 MIGRANT INTEGRATION CALENDAR
Our INTEGRA 2020 migrant integration cause calendar is now available for free download in English and in Bulgarian. Let it inspire you to incorporate in your organisation’s plan some of the cause awareness days, or some of the motivational ideas. Share it with your colleagues and stakeholders to trigged action. There are so many special days to remember! There are all those times when you lose your motivation and keen interest to be a driver of change! Do not worry. Now that you start working on your New Year’s resolution, it is time to set your sight on some other important opportunities to take action. And every day in 2020 when you look at the INTEGRA migrant integration calendar, be reminded you are not alone, and we together should take responsibility for the dignity, safety and before future for all. The calendar is produced by SDA INTEGRA project team.
INTEGRA IDEA CARD (available in Bulgarian)
If you want to engage pupils, civic or academic community or citizens to generate ideas or to conduct a quick survey, you may use The Integra Idea card. This material is raising awareness amongst the citizens by stimulating them think of ideas for better integration of TCN in their city. People are also challenged to consider how they could personally contribute to Sofia becoming a city that is more inclusive to TCN. The cards could be applied to a variety of contexts and allow you to reach out to large groups of individuals.
THE IN/VISIBLE FACES OF MIGRATION
The board game, The UnKnown, is the new creative tool, produced by RiskMonitor Foundation as part of the INTEGRA information and awareness raising campaign. The game, available in hard copy and electronic version, is suitable for players of various ages. The UnKnown will challenge the players' knowledge and thinking of diversity in a fun and engaging way: even though we may recognize the faces of famous scientists, writers, innovators, athletes, and movie stars, there is much that remains hidden and unknown about them. Players will be surprised to learn how many of the famous persons included in the game have been forced to flee their home because of war or persecution, how many of them are second generation migrants, and how many have been inspired to become advocates and defenders of human rights.
The game can be used in formal and informal learning settings, by teachers and counselors from elementary, middle and high school to generate classroom discussions about migration, the refugee crisis, prejudices and stereotypes. The game is suitable also for social workers and professionals working with migrant and refugee children, and could be adapted to aid learners of Bulgarian language. The rules of the game can be modified to fit the specific learning objectives of the users.
“WE, THE OTHERS” DOCUMENTARY VIDEO
We, The Others is short documentary video that asks four different migrants what is it like to live in Bulgaria. Lee Jiayi from China, who has been living in Bulgaria for the past 19 years and working in tourism. Mehrdad Mehdadi from Iran, who has been living in Bulgaria for 3 years and works in commerce. Linda-Mckenzie-Petkova from Canada, who owns a bakery and has been living in Bulgaria since 2007 and Sitara Bakirova from Kazakhstan who is a student and has been living in Bulgaria for 5 years.
PRAGUE SOCIAL MEDIA INFOGRAPHICS A series of 6 bilingual infographic posts for social media which raise awareness of the general public about the presence of foreigners in Prague (the number of foreigners in the city, the countries they come from, the city´s integration efforts, civic engagement of foreigners, attitudes towards foreigners, etc).
The PhotoVoice website is an online version of the audio-visual exhibition Integration of Foreigners through the eyes of Praguers created by ICP as a part of the INTEGRA project. It introduces selected PhotoVoice authors from Russia, Israel, Bulgaria, Belarus, Chile and other countries, who shared their experience with integrating into the Czech society through photos, comments and audio-interviews. Apart from the website, 4 zines/pamphlets were created, to be distributed at various locations in order to raise their awareness about the PhotoVoice website (through a QR code), about the INTEGRA project as such, as well as more generally about the presence of foreigners in Prague. The for zines in troduce the photos and comments of Justyna from Poland, Nasťa from Belarus, Elmira from Israel and Elena from Russia. https://photovoice.icpraha.com/
A series of 4 audio visual outputs for social media which introduce 4 PhotoVoice authors, all of them migrants li ving in Prague, who share their views on and experience with integration in the city in order to spread awareness of the general public regarding the presence of migrants in the city as well as to inspire other migrants who ive there. (The series was creat ed in relation to the audio-visual PhotoVoice exhibition-Integration of Foreigners through the eyes of Praguer).
The podcast Salad Bowl of Prague:Voices is an audio series introducing the stories of 4 foreigners who have settled down in Prague where they successfully run and interesting place/business, thus making the city richer and more interesting for all its inhabitants. The individual episodes introduce Juanita of Indonesian origin, who runs a popular café/bistro, a former Tibetan monk Sonam, who runs a Tibetan pop-up while being an activist for free Tibet, Mimi from Vietnam who has become a famous fashion designer and owns her own boutique in the Prague city centre, as well as the Balkan family trio Zlatko, Biljana and Bojan who have established a famous ice-cream chain, Angelato. The overall purpose of the series is to raise awareness about the presence of foreigners in Prague and thus improve their acceptance by the Czech majority. https://saladbowlofprague.cz/voices/
INTEGRA CALENDAR CITY OF RUBANO
The calendar is a very helpful tool for the Mayor and the municipal councilors for daily interactions and intercultural communication with the foreign communities. The Municipality can also use the calendar to provide TCN communities with public spaces for festivals or events for celebration. Some of the days are bank holidays (like independence days or the revolution days), while others are religious celebrations.
The calendar includes the official holidays and celebrations of the contries of origin of third country nationals (TCNs) living in Rubano, Padova. Rubano hosts more than 20 different nationalities. With the calendar we want to show respect for the many cultures and religions and the wonderful opportunities to celebrate in Rubano.
The leaflets are meant to raise awareness among local citizens about the presence of TCN in our town given that 10% of Rubano's inhabitants are foreigners. Following the local elections on 26 of April 2019, Ms. Sabrina Doni has been confirmed the town’s Mayor. The political programme of her coalition has a special focus on integration and international cooperation with third countries. The leaflets are only in electronic format and are built mainly for Facebook. The Mayor and the new City Council will work on the themes of integration and the benefits of migrants contribution to society.
ILLUSTRATED MAP BON APPETIT, NEIGHBOR!
ETP Slovakia created a city map with restaurants owned by migrants. The map is a fun and creative way to connect TCN living in Kosice with locals by introducing interesting places to visit and interact. All city residents can socialize, „speaking“ the common language of food and enjoying exotic cuisine.
POTULKA VIDEO INVITATION
On December 6th, 7th and 8th, 2019 ETP Slovakia will organize 15 city tours to show Kosice as a multicultural place with lots of foreign influence and TCN communities. The event is called Potulka and will be hosted by famous local guides. The walk will take the participants to various places and buildings and tell the stories of people who came from all over the world and settled in Kosice. Participants will see their city from a different point of view and appreciate the contribution of migrants to its development. Each of the participants will receive an illustrated map of the restaurants owned by foreigners “BON APPETIT, NEIGHBOR!” as a special gift.
NEW NEIGHBOR WELCOME KIT
ETP Slovakia designed a map which serves as a welcome tool for newcomers to Košice. It includes public offices, language schools, honorary consulates, minorities’ clubs, NGOs helping with integration and brief history of city communities. Main orientation points are drawn on the map to make city navigation easier. The map is nicely designed as a souvenir. ETP Slovakia emphasizes on the word “neighbor” in order to point out that it is important to know your neighbors and keep good relationships with them.
OSIJEK CREATES A COMIC BOOK "SIMILAR WORDS"
Centre for peace Osijek created a comic book entitled “Similar words”. The comic book shows similarities between Croatian language and the language of Syrian refugees – Arabic. Despite the fact the Croatia and Syria are geographically distaned and historically not closely related they have something in common - some words have similar origin.
AWARENESS- RAISING POSTER
Centre for Peace designed an infographic poster incorporating elements of visual arts, graphic design and social sciences, to provide visibility to the identify, language, history and culture of migrants in Croatia.
Centre for Peace created a digital tool showing how to make a traditional Arabic desert called Barazek cookies. It puts the culinary added-value of foreigners under the spotlight, and aims at better migrant integration by celebrating diversity.
PROJECT #INTEGRA – MAP LOCATION OF INTERESTING SYRIAN BUILDINGS
Centre for Peace, nonviolence and human rights Osijek is presenting a digital tool - a map with locations of interesting architecture in Syria, through which readers and viewers are getting familiar with history of that interesting, ancient country.
Centre for peace - Osijek produces a creative tool - online quiz. The quiz is a great way to learn more about #INTEGRA project or if you already know about it – to revise all that you have learned through the online campaign
The Quiz consists of a variety of questions that range from questions about the city of Palmira and mountains in Syria to famous immigrants and cooking recepies.