On 6th of the December 2019, the final SIG meeting took place in Osijek in the premises of Centre for Peace, Nonviolence and Human rights Osijek. The SIG members met for the last time with representatives of Centre for Peace to reflect on the 2 years of INTEGRA experience, as well as to evaluate the main achievements, lessons learned and challenges.
Among the participants were representatives of Volunteer centre Osijek, Croatian Red Cross Osijek, Youth organisation Breza and to assistant of Head of the Social Welfare, Retirement and Health Office for city of Osijek. The attendees discussed the major outputs and activites implemented during the project as well the offline and online awareness raising campaign of Centre for Peace.
Representatives of Centre for Peace, nonviolence nad human rights shared their experience from a conference they participated in “GO LOCAL“ held in Brussels.
The conference gathered representatives from local and regional authorities to inform them about the support available at EU level and give them an opportunity to exchange their practices and experience.
.The future project in which City of Osijek will take part in - ARRIVAL REGIONS (Interreg Central Europe) was presented as a continuation of INTEGRA. The overall objective of ARRIVAL REGIONS is to enhance the capacities of decision-makers in rural areas previously subject to declining and ageing populations to successfully integrate young non-EU nationals into social life and employment to stabilize their demography.
SIG members assesed INTEGRA as important and succesful project and mentioned The City Integration Audit Reports and Agendas as very useful.
On 9th of December RiskMonitor took stage at a screening of films from Kinomorphia Film Festival – a short fiction and documentary film festival based in Sofia, dedicated to showcase films that are dealing with important issues in today’s world. Kinomorphia organized a special charity screening of films, exploring the theme of emigration, borders and foreigners. The screening took place at Vlaykova Cinema which is the oldest running cinema theater in Sofia and is managed by the community center Anton Strashimirov.
Before the screening RiskMonitor took several minutes to talk to the audience about INTEGRA project and presented the creative tools it had developed. The team showcased the card game The Unknown to the audience and informed them that there are cards in the library, in the offices at Vlaykova center and also with the tea house.
Members of the community center were very interested in the game and asked for more copies in English and in Bulgarian as well. They regularly organize events with kids and grown-ups and the cards will be very interesting to them to play and learn through the game. In addition, the team left decks at the tea house, which occupies the entrance hall at the theater, so anyone could play over a cup of tea as well.