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“Where does Sweden stand today? Results from NIEM project” comparing the Netherlands and Sweden  -  results from the NIEM project were presented on the 6th of November during the conference in Gothenburg  “Organizing Migration and Integration in Contemporary Societies”. 
28th October 2019, the international conference Differences that Matter. International Conference on Measuring Refugee Integration  took place in Budapest. What integration mechanisms are implemented and  used in practice in EU member counties? Do the implemented policies meet the needs of beneficiaries of international protection? How practical integration solutions can be used to improve the situation of forced migrants? These and other questions were raised during the conference. more>>>
05.11.2019 NIEM was presented at the national experts’ meeting  in relation to the establishing of the The Migrational Analytical Center (MCA) in the Office for Foreigners in Warsaw. The Migration Analytical Center is a part of a joint project of the Visegrad Group (V4) and will provide a platform for cooperation of experts from public administration and research centers in purpose to exchange the experience, knowledge, newest data, examples of good practices and actions implemented in the field of migration in the Visegrad Group countries in order to develop an effective crisis response mechanism and strengthen stability in the Central European region.
 
On the 22 October 2019  PROVIDUS held the conference The 5-year lessons of managing asylum in Europe: How to implement a successful integration strategy  within the framework of AMIF project “NIEM: Measuring and Improving Integration of Beneficiaries of International Protection”. more>>>
On 24 October 2019 2019 together with Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants and UNHCR Bulgaria we organised a coalition meeting "Bulgarian language training and literacy for adult refugees in Bulgaria". 22 participants coming from various ministries, agencies, international organizations, NGOs, schools and universities learned about the practices in Central and Eastern Europe and Bulgaria.
On October 13th 2019, a parliamentary election will take place in Poland. What can we expect in terms of migration and integration politics?
NIEM's experts from IPA joined MamPrawoWiedziec.Pl (MyRighsToKnow.pl) initiative, which provides online interactive tool to check candidates views on diverse issues, based on their replies in the online questionnaire. Due to the initiative voters can get acquainted and compare the views and goals of future parliamentarians on key state policies more>>>
04.10.2019 ISMU  hosted a roundtable of NIEM project, presenting the new report of The National Integration Evaluation Mechanism which aims to prepare key actors to better face the current challenges and improve the integration outcomes of beneficiaries of international protection more>>>
03.10.2019 Representatives of public authorities, local and central, and of civil society organizations, as well as other specialists and practitioners, gathered in Bucharest to debate the role of local authorities and multi-stakeholders cooperation at local level for the management of migration, and for the successful inclusion of migrants and refugees. more>>>
26.09.2019 National coalition meeting Warsaw. The first of the meetings that  are planned aiming to consider how to elaborate an accurate Polish language learning system for people with international protection in Poland. more >>>
18.09.2019. The Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants, in partnership with the UNHCR Bulgaria and Мулти култи // Multi Kulti, held a Coalition meeting “Bulgarian Academia in Support to Refugee Integration: Ideas and Initiatives in the New Academic Year”. more>>>
On July 5, 2019, PROVIDUS, NIEM’s partner from Latvia, held a national coalition meeting. more>>>
Celebrating the World Refugee Day, ANTIGONE – Information and Documentation Centre on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non-Violence organized the 11th Coalition Meeting of the National Integration and Evaluation Mechanism (ΝΙΕΜ)’ with the title “The many faces of refugee”. more>>>
05.07.2019: Webinar: ‘The European benchmark for refugee integration’project. Lead researches presented key comparative findings  and discussed the impact of the results on future national coalition advocacy activities for improved refugee integration. more>>>
02.07.2019: The comparative report launched among EC officers. The project partners: Migration Policy Group (MPG, Belgium), leading organization of the project research along with the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA, Poland) and France Terre d’Asile (FTDA, France), presented comparative results from the newest project baseline comparative study “The European benchmark for refugee integration: A comparative analysis of the National Integration Evaluation Mechanism in 14 EU countries”. more>>>
28.06.2019: The  number of people in V4 with international protection has been stagnating. What has significantly decreased, is the amount of asylum applications, mainly in Poland and Hungary. These and other results are provided in national reports about the asylum seekers and BIPs in the V4 countries, published by People in Need in cooperation with NGOs in Hungary (Menedék), Poland (IPA) and in Slovakia (Marginal). Reports also present  information about public attitudes towards refugees and migrants, levels of public awareness or available integration mechanisms for the integration of BIPs. more>>>
 
19.06.2019: ‘The European benchmark for refugee integration’, the new baseline report of the NIEM project, is a first comprehensive analysis of the framework in place in 14 EU countries. In this webinar on 5 July 2019 at 11h00 Brussels time NIEM’s lead researchers will present key comparative findings. more>>>
19.06.2019: NIEM baseline study “The European benchmark for refugee integration: A comparative analysis of the National Integration Evaluation Mechanism in 14 EU countries” more>>>
30.03. 2019,Tessaloniki/Greece: ANTIGONE – Information and Documentation Centre on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non-Violence organized the 9th Coalition Meeting of the National Integration and Evaluation Mechanism (ΝΙΕΜ)’ with the title “Managing Controversy and Multiculturalism in the Greek educational system”. more>>
05.03.2019, Madrid, Is Spain on the front line of reception and integration? The Spanish asylum system within the EU framework more>>>
02.0.2019, Mytilene/Greece,  ANTIGONE – Information and Documentation Centre on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non-Violence organized the 8th Coalition Meeting of the National Integration and Evaluation Mechanism (ΝΙΕΜ)’ with the title “Integration & Education in Greece: way-out or dead-end?more>>
 
On the 27th of February, Malmö University hosted the second coalition meeting inviting representatives from different civil society organizations to discuss the role of civil society in integration in Sweden.  more >>>
 
17. 12.18, Tessaloniki, Greece “ANTIGONE - Information and Documentation Centre on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non Violence” organised the 17th National Round Table against discriminations, an institution that is successfully held for the last seventeen years. The round table was also the 7th National Coalition Meeting of the ‘National Integration and Evaluation Mechanism (ΝΙΕΜ)’ Project. more>>>
On December 13, 2017, the Peace Institute, NIEM’s partner from Slovenia, held a national coalition meeting. It was attended by thirteen representatives of the Government Office for Care and Integration of Migrants, Employment Office, civil society organizations, social services and adult education centres. more >>>
 
26.11.2018, Bucharest, Romania, The Center for Public Innovation, and its partners from the Coalition for Integration of Migrants and Refugees, presented the draft results of the NIEM nationonal report on Romania.  more>>
20.10.2018, Thessaloniki, NIEM 6th Coalition Meeting in Greece 
In accordance to the NIEM coalition lines, ANTIGONE invited local, as well as regional stakeholders from the refugee intervention field. What is more, beneficiaries of international protection, activists and volunteers active on both Greece and other European countries (Spain, Italy, Kroatia and Germany) were invited and, thus, participated in the discussion, contributing their valuable point of view.  more >>>
29.05.18 Ljubljana, National Coalition Meeting in Slovenia The Peace Institute (Ljubljana, Slovenia) in cooperation with the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana held a national coalition meeting titled »Intercultural Contacts in the Field of Health«  more >>>
10.05.2018 Warsaw, National Coalition Meeting in PolandIPA organized a coalition meeting with representatives of various Polish ministries and other public institutions  more >>>
 
13.03.2018 Warsaw, the debate: "Bridges and footbridges: the role of local government and local communities in the adaptation of foreigners"  more >>>
 
On the 27th of February, Malmö University hosted the second coalition meeting inviting representatives from different civil society organizations to discuss the role of civil society in integration in Sweden.  more >>>
On 14-15 February 2018 the Institute of Public Affairs organized in Warsaw the first international partners’ meeting within the framework of the NIEM project.  more >>>
 
 
15.12.2017 MAASTRICHT NETHERLANDS//  The NIEM Netherlands team held an integration discussion evening in Maastricht. The event was organized in cooperation with the Refugee Project Maastricht NGO and was designed to bring together refugees and asylum-seekers in Maastricht to talk about what integration means in practice to them. more >>>
 
On December 13, 2017, the Peace Institute, NIEM’s partner from Slovenia, held a national coalition meeting. It was attended by thirteen representatives of the Government Office for Care and Integration of Migrants, Employment Office, civil society organizations, social services and adult education centres. more >>>
 
13.11.2017 WARSAW, POLAND // Towards the new impetus. Meeting of the Polish Coalition working in the area of migration and asylum
“The NIEM project has enormous potential to bring positive change to the process of integration of asylum seekers in European countries, but to achieve their full potential, the project’s activities have to be accurately tailored to different national contexts” states one of the main conclusions of the NIEM Polish coalition meeting that took place on 13 November in Warsaw. more >>>
5.05.2017 MILAN, ITALY // The first National Coalition Meeting in Italy.

The first National Coalition Meeting in Italy was organized in Milan by the Ismu Foundation. The main objective of the meeting was to present NIEM. It was also an occasion for incentivizing networking through discussions on the key challenges faced by operators and beneficiaries during the integration processes. more >>>

 
15.11.2017 BUKAREST, ROMANIA // Improving access of foreign doctors on the Romanian labour market
In Romania, physicians coming from third countries can exercise their profession only if they are married to Romanian/EU citizen or if they hold a long-term residence permit in Romania/other EU country. This topic was discussed at round table organized on 26th October in Bucharest by the Coalition for Migrants and Refugees Rights (CDMiR) established as part of the NIEM project.. more >>>
 
19.10.2017 BUKAREST, ROMANIA // Advocating for better access to citizeship for migrants

The Coalition for the Rights of Migrants and Refugees, a platform that convenes Romanian NGOs working in the sector of migrants’ integration, was established in the first months of 2017. The Coalition has an ambitious advocacy agenda, from simplifying administrative procedures to amending key legislation. more >>>
 

30-31.08.2017 MALMO, SWEDEN
What are the city’s instruments to integrate a sudden population growth of migrants & refugees on an urban, economical, cultural and social surface? We are pleased to invite you to attend the International Seminar on Migrants and Refugees that will take place next month in Malmö, Sweden. Sayaka Osanami Törngren from our partner organization Malmö högskola will be addressing the major patterns of integration policy in Sweden and other EU countries. more >>>

11.07.2017 Madrid, SPAIN // COALITION MEETING
CIDOB held the first NIEM Advocacy Meeting in Madrid with the collaboration of UNHCR Spain. The event took place at the UNHCR headquarters and was attended by the main social organisations working in the asylum field (the Red Cross, CEAR, ACCEM, La Merced Migraciones, IOM, Red Acoge, Proyecto Esperanza, Provivienda, Amnesty International, Fundación Cepaim, FELGTB and Programa LGTBI). more >>> 
27.06.2017 Thessaloniki, GREECE // SECOND COALITION MEETING

Information and Documentation Center on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non-Violence organized the 2nd meeting of the National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (ΝΙΕΜ) project on Tuesday, July 27, 2017, at the social center 'Oikopolis', Ptolemeon 29A, Thessaloniki.
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6.04.2017 BUKAREST, ROMANIA // Cooalition meeting in Romania

On April 6th, the topic of citizenship was on the agenda. The Center for Public Innovation (CPI) and the Romanian National Council for Refugees, both members of the Coalition, proposed an analyses of the reported problems encountered by migrants in the process of obtaining Romanian citizenship more>>>

 
9.03.2017 Malmö, Sweden // First National Coalition Meeting in Malmo

On March 9th 2017, Malmo Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University organized the NIEM First National Coalition Meeting as part of the Migration Seminar. The objective of the meeting was to present and promote the NIEM project to both researchers and practitioners. more>>>

 
 
14.02.2017 Malmö, Sweden // Kickoff of Malmö University’s post doc program in refugee research

Welcoming and presenting the post docs to fellow colleagues and migration researchers, the kickoff was also a celebration of the university’s commitment to refugee research. Post docs are part of the Refugee research initiative Malmö University initiates. more>>>
2.02.2017 SOFIA, BULGARIA // NIEM Second National Coalition Meeting in Bulgaria

On  February 2nd  2017, Multi Kulti Collective and the Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants organized the NIEM Second National Coalition Meeting in the format of an intercultural evening:  “The integration of migrants and refugees – innovative practices”. more>>>
25.01.2017 Romania, Bukarest / Understanding the NIEM indicators in the Romanian context
 
On January 25th, the Center for Public Innovation in Romania held the first national coalition preparatory meeting for  the NIEM project. The event was organized with support from the UNHCR Romania and was hosted at the UN House in Bucharest. more>>>
15.12.2015 Hungary, Budapest / Coalition meeting in Budapest

On 15 December 2016, Menedék Association participated in the fifth information-sharing and coordination meeting organized by UNHCR's Regional Representation. The aim of the coordination meeting was to exchange information on refugee and migration developments in Hungary and Central Europe. more>>>
13.12.2016 Bulgaria, Sofia / NIEM First National Coalition Meeting in Bulgaria
 
On 13 December 2016, Multi Kulti Collective and the Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants organized the first NIEM meeting with participants from different stakeholders relevant to refugee integration in Bulgaria. more>>>
7.10.2016 Poland, Warsaw / Local Responses to Refugee Crisis - Initial Reception and Integration. Dutch and Polish Experiences.
 
Investing in integration today, will contribute to making Europe a more prosperous, cohesive and inclusive society in the long term - that was the main concept of the conference Local Responses to the Refugee Crisis:  Initial Reception and Integration – Dutch and Polish Experiences. more>>>
21.11.2016 Poland, Warsaw / Launch of the biggest research project in the EU dedicated to answering the question on how to better integrate refugees. 

The NIEM project initiated in 2016 aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of the integration process of refugees in fifteen European states including France, Spain, Bulgaria, Sweden, Slovenia and Hungary. For the next six years, analysts will create a complex evaluation of the current refugee and asylum seeker integration policy.  more>>>