FINAL STAKEHOLDER INTEGRATION GROUP MEETING IN KOŠICE: EVALUATION AND WAY FORWARD
Project evaluation meeting was held on 6th of December 2019 in Košice, in the premises of The City Municipality Office. ETP Slovakia project coordinators Slávka Mačáková and Lenka Czikková had a discussion with six employees of the City Municipality Office representing departments such as Social Department, Department of Strategic Development, Department of Communication and IT Department. The same day Lenka Czikková spoke with other project stakeholders representing organizations IOM, Human Rights League, Marginal and Migration Office at the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.
One of the biggest achievements of the project was bringing the topic about TCN migration and integration to municipality level. So far, this topic generally has not been a priority for the regional, nor the local institutions. As one of the stakeholders stated: “Thanks to the project we (the city) started to think about foreigners not just as tourists and visitors, but as regular and long-term inhabitants of Košice”.