On 21st of November in the framework of Project #INTEGRA - Integration of Third-country Nationals Through Urban Partnerships, Center for Peace, nonviolence and human rights published an infographic as part of its online campaign.

The infographic is about the coastlines of both countries.

As Centre for peace already stated in their previous infographics Syria is located in Western Asia, north of the Arabian Peninsula, at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by Turkey to the north, Lebanon and Israel to the west and southwest, Iraq to the east, and Jordan to the south.

Syria has a narrow coastal plain which runs along the Mediterranean Sea from north to south. North of Tartus, the mountains plunge directly into the sea. Syria´s coast line is around 185 km long.

Croatia is a country located in the northwestern part of the Balkan Peninsula. It is a small yet highly geographically diverse crescent-shaped country.

Croatia can be classified as a Pannonian-Adriatic country due to its south-eastern European and Mediterranean position. The Croatian coast is located between the Dinaric Alps to the east and the Adriatic Sea to the west and has 1,800 km of coastline. One of the striking characteristics of the Croatian coast is that it has a total of 1,244 islands, islets, rocks and reefs. 

On Nov. 20, SDA took part in a seminar organised by the Foundation Access to Rights in Sofia for representatives of state and non-governmental organizations on new changes in the legal and administrative procedures regarding stateless persons. The event provided a forum for frontline practitioners, researchers and legal professionals to discuss various issues and obstacles to the successful integration of refugees in Bulgaria. S. Gabova from SDA attended the meeting and shared ideas and lessons learned from the INTEGRA project. For many of the participants, the project approach, namely, cooperating with city authorities to aid the implementation of policy and practical measures for migrant integration opens up new opportunities to tackle bottlenecks in critical areas such as access to information, public services, security and safety, institutional collaboration.

This project is funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund

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