01.12.2019 – 31.12.2019 - Integration Centre Prague continues with the distribution of the campaign creative tools and information materials. The PhotoVoice zines will be distributed at public spaces (such as cafés, libraries and community centres) in cooperation with ICP terrain workers and the online tools such as the podcast series Salad Bowl of Prague: Voices and the PhotoVoice website will be promoted via social media.
03.12.2019 – Sofia Development Association participates in the conference Go Local: Supporting regions, cities and rural areas in migrants’ integration. The conference is organized by the Committee of the Regions, which recently launched the initiative Cities and Regions for Integration, together with other Commission departments. Sevdalina Voynova moderates one of the conference workshops “Narratives matters”.
06.12.2019 - 08.12.2019 – ETP Slovakia organizes city tours in Kosice in order to present it 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.
11.12.2019 - Centre for Peace – Osijek presents a part of their online campaign „Infographics“ which this time presents well-known writers and philosophers in order to present foreign culture. Production of viral material with suitable pictures and quotations.
12.12.2019 - Integration Centre Prague officially moves the PhotoVoice exhibition to the Prague New Town Hall, where it will be displayed until mid January. The exhibition will be presented in the main hall, where it will be easily accessible for all the regional politicians and city officers meeting and working in the building as well as the everyday visitors, with the aim to raise their awareness about the presence of foreigners in Prague.
12.12.2019 – Sofia Development Association – the project manager Sevdalina Voynova will give interview about the importance of the local communities in terms of making decisions and integration policy making on Sofia Radio.
18.12.2019 - Centre for Peace – Osijek presents a part of their online campaign „Arhitecture and history“ - presentation of old civilisations from immigrants area through architecture and history. Production of viral material with suitable photo of architectural structure and description with historic info.
18.12.2019 - ETP Slovakia officially publishes their creative tool “New Neighbor Welcome Kit”. The map serves as a welcome tool for newcomers to Košice and it is nicely designed as a souvernir. It includes public offices, language schools, honorary consulates, minorities’ clubs, NGOs helping with integration and brief history of city communities.
23.12.2019 - Centre for Peace – Osijek presents a part of their online campaign “Famous immigrants“ - Reminders of famous immigrants and their contributions to their new countries; like Steve Jobs, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Production of creative viral materials
On November 26th, the final SIG meeting took place in Prague. The SIG members met for the last time with ICP representatives to summarize the 2 years of the INTEGRA project as well as to evaluate its main achievements and contributions. The participants identified specific developments in the field of integration policy and practice, which has taken place within the duration of the INTEGRA project. This article summarizes some of these achievements and developments.
In terms of the city integration policy, the INTEGRA project findings were considered and included in the updated version of the Action plan of the Prague policy on integration for years 2020-2021. The INTEGRA priorities (such as combating xenophobia and hate speech/crime) will also be included in the new integration policy paper for 2022-2026.