Private Sponsorship for Integration

A first objective of the project is to ensure that migrants arriving in Italy and France via HCs will be accompanied towards their full and effective social, cultural and economic integration in the EU society through the implementation of a wide range of pre-departure and post-arrival activities
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The Humanitarian Corridors Approach

Resettlement is an international protection tool designed for refugees who cannot return to their countries, even if they have sought protection in another State, where their integration or their safety is at risk. These people can be transferred to another State that has voluntarily agreed to the resettlement programme and is providing a certain number of places. Humanitarian Corridors fall under the umbrella of “complementary pathways”. Although they share the above features with resettlement, they are different.


Work Package

WP1: Integration and inclusion within the Humanitarian Corridor (HC) private sponsorship scheme

  1. This WP aims to accompany vulnerable people arriving in Italy and France via HCs towards their full and effective social, cultural and economic integration within EU society. Diaconia Valdese in Italy and FEP in France will continue organizing pre-departure and post-arrival activities for 450 people seeking international protection and looking for a durable solution where voluntary repatriation and local integration are not feasible.
  2. WP2: Identification and dissemination of good integration practices
    1. Actions will be focused on the identification of integration practices collected in Italy, France and the UK, within private sponsorship or resettlement initiatives to favour durable integration practices in Europe. Activities involve desk research, organisation of focus groups, and the development of a briefing paper on good practices to be disseminated among key private and public stakeholders. Lastly, Safe Passage (Citizens UK) will organize training modules in France, Italy, Belgium and Greece to share the findings with respect to durable integration practices with a range of practitioners.


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