On Monday, May 14th, Integration centre Prague hosted the first of 2 focus groups as a part of the INTEGRA project. The focus group took place at the Academic Conference Centre in the heart of Prague and it was attended by 10 people representing a wide variety of institutions and organizations: the Prague municipality, the police, the Ministry of Interior, the Czech Academy of Sciences, migration organizations as well as the NGO sector. At the beginning of the meeting, the participants were introduced to the INTEGRA project, its objectives and activities, as well as the main topics of the focus group, namely: City vision and services, civic participation and social inclusion of TCN and migrant communities, urban environment, and safety and attitudes towards TCN and other migrants. All of the participants showed much interest in the chosen topics and shared valuable experience, insights and opinions with the rest of the group. Many thanks to all participants for the fruitful and inspiring discussion, that provided us with useful information for the upcoming project activities. At the end of focus group, the participants were invited to get involved the other project activities to take place this year.
Osijek Establishes Stakeholder Integration Group
Centre for Peace, Nonviolence and Human Rights-Osijek organised on 30 April 2018 the first meeting of the Lokal Integration Group in Osijek.
SIG in Croatia is composed of representatives of five organisations/institutions: Centre for Peace Osijek, Volunteer Centre Osijek, Social Welfare, Retirement and Health Office - City of Osijek, Red Cross of Osijek-Baranja County and Youth Association Breza.
SIG members were introduced to the project (partners, time frame, objectives, main activities: city audit – desk research, focus groups, photovoice) as well as to each other. They learned about their roles within the project and possibilities of involvement.