Exchanging good practices on integrating immigrants in rural areas across the EU

A Finnish NGO used EAFRD funding in a transnational project to exchange and develop best practices for integrating immigrants and refugees in rural areas.

Project summary: 

Increasing numbers of immigrants are arriving to Europe from areas of conflict. Rural areas, particularly those with declining populations, have an opportunity to integrate refugees. International networks are needed to exchange best practices, advice and support in developing new integration projects for immigrants. 

A Finnish NGO used EAFRD funding to lead a transnational project including international study trips to learn from good practices, the creation of platforms to exchange information, workshops  and publication of the examples of best cases.

Project results: 

The three-year project  started after three transnational partner meetings and the signing of a partnership agreement in November 2016.

The most important result so far has been better understanding of the migrants’ integration challenges.

A joint publication of good immigrant integration practices from each of the partner regions.