Integration Centre Prague has launched another part of their online INTEGRA campaign – the PhotoVoice website. In April, the centre introduced to the public the audio-visual PhotoVoice exhibition “Integration of Foreigners through the Eyes of Praguers”. The exhibition, which has been showcased at ICP, the Czech Senate and which will move to the New Town Hall in November, has received positive feedback from various actors, and therefore ICP has decided to create its online version which will last beyond the INTEGRA project and which has the potential to reach a wider audience within the INTEGRA campaign. The website, which can be accessed at https://photovoice.icpraha.com , introduces selected PhotoVoice authors from Russia, Israel, Bulgaria, Belarus, Chile and other countries and presents their photos, comments and 5 audio-interviews, through which they share their personal experience with integration into the Czech society. Alongside the website, 4 zines/pamphlets were designed (corresponding to 4 PhotoVoice authors – Elmira from Israel, Justyna from Poland, Elena from Russia and Nastassia from Belarus), which will be handed out at various events and locations with the intention to spread awareness about the PhotoVoice website (through a QR code), the INTEGRA project, and more generally about the presence of foreigners in Prague to general public.
On September 5th, 2019 Sofia INTEGRA team hosted and coorganized an information session jointly with Caritas Bulgaria and the AMIF supported project - through the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior - they implement entitled “Complex integration support for legally residing TCN”. Other partner institutions and organisations also took part, including the State Agency for Refugees, UNHCR, Border Police, NGOs and community organisations. The goal of the meeting was to present the currently available types of support: integration and adaptation, access to the labour market, education and personal development; access to social services and health care.
Sofia Development Association presented the INTEGRA creative tools and information resources, and how they could be used in the TCN support provision practice. Also presented were INTEGRA achievements and results in support of TCN, such as the currently prepared TCN internship programme, access to the municipal grant making programmes, etc.