03.07.2019 – Sofia Development Association initiated a meeting entitled “Mechanisms for protection of human rights of persons seeking and receiving international protection”, co-organized with UNHCR. The meeting will bring together human rights and advocacy institutions and organizations, including Sofia Ombudsperson, to present to migrant and migrant organizations how they could be of assistance to them.

03.07.2019 - Centre for Peace – Osijek presents a part of the online campaign “Architecture and history”: Presentation of old civilisations from immigrants area through architecture and history. The campaign consists of production of viral materials with suitable photo of architectural structure and description with historic information and spreading them online.

04.07.2019 - Sofia Development Association will air its third INTEGRA radio interview on the topic of labor market integration for third country nationals on Alma Mater radio.

05.07.2019 – Sofia Development Association meets a group of 27 young NGO activists from the Western Balkans on a pre-accession study visit to Sofia, organized by the Bulgarian School of Politics. The meeting will focus on the issues of third country nationals’ integration in the pre-accession countries and EU member states. 

11.07.2019 - Centre for Peace – Osijek presents a part of the campaign “Comic book - same words”: a comic book which shows similarities of Arab and Croatian language. Even though Croatian and Arab people do not speak the same language there are some words that have the same origin. Showing those similarities is an effective way of communication with different populations.

12.07.2019 - RiskMonitor presents the video they produced as a creative tool „We, the others“ at the event #TheInitiative.

16.07.2019 - Centre for Peace – Osijek presents a part of the campaign “Infographics” – production of creative viral materials consisting of different interesting data about Croatians and third country nationals compared in simple, colourful way.

19.07.2019 - ETP Slovakia – Centre for Sustainable Development makes an official public presentation of their creative tool “Illustrated map”. The event will be held in the book store ArtForum with the attendance of the owners of restaurants and bistros coming from different countries all over the world.

24.07.2019 - Centre for Peace – Osijek presents a part of the campaign “Immigrant story” campaign: Presentation of the story of an immigrant that lives in Croatia and is well integrated. The interviewed shares his opinion about Croatia and his personal experience living in this country.

As a part of project #INTEGRA, Centre for Peace, nonviolence and human rights made an interview with a migrant who lives in Croatia. Twana Murad Rasul is a good example of a well-integrated person in a foreign country. He was born in 2000 and moved to Croatia in 2015 at the time of the massive migrant and refugee flow. He knew only Kurdish by the time of immigration but in only 2 years, he learned to speak Croatian, English, Persian and Arabic.

Q: What is the hardest thing to get used to in Croatia?
A: The hardest thing to get used to is the way some people insult Muslims.

Q: What do you miss most from your home country?
A: I miss my mother and my family.

Q: What is the most annoying thing that has happened to you in Croatia?
A: People perceive me differently because I am not from here and they look at me strangely while I speake my native language.

Q: What do you like most about Croatian people?
A: Some Croatians are very polite and civilized, they seem to understand what I have been through in my life and they really listen to me while I am telling them my story.

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

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