Between June 21 and August 31, 2018, RiSSC invited stakeholders and interested citizens to take part in a participatory audit of how the city of Rubano is integrating their third country nationals and migrants.
Nearly 20 persons walked the streets of Rubano, assessed the city with the INTEGRA project checklists and took pictures of what they liked and what they did not like about the city integration capacity and practices. The pictures show positive images like the inauguration of the initiatives organized by the Municipality of Rubano and the SPRAR project aimed to increase integration of migrants; meetings of Sprar’s guests and members of the local catechism focused on a mutual knowledge; a citizen of Rubano, leaving for a humanitarian mission in Senegal, taking French lessons from the francophone guests of the Sprar.
Furhtermore, the photos show disturbing examples of residents who throw rubbish outside garbage cans or instances of social degradation, which turn certain urban parts into dangerous places, like Square De Gasperi of Padua, associated with drug dealing.
The photovoice and checklists findings will be incorporated into the Rubano city integration audit report, which will be produced by the project team in October.
On the 18th and 19th of June and 30th of July, Integration Centre Prague (ICP) organized three “City walks” as a part of the Integra project. The first one took place at Prague 7, a fairly multicultural area of Prague, with a lot of permanent foreign residents, the second one took place in SAPA – the centre of Vietnamese trade, services, as well as education and culture. The last one of the walks was organised around the Prague city centre, an area where the foreigners´ presence is evident mainly through the ever-present tourists. Due to the summer holidays, the turnout was not as high as expected, nevertheless, the walks turned out to be very nice and informative and the smaller number of attendees made it possible for more in-depth discussions to take place. The walks were attended by representatives of TCN, the NGO sector as well as city districts which allowed us to gain access to various perspectives and insights into the topics introduced by the checklists as well as other corresponding themes and issues related to integration in Prague