Handbook of the project “Integrating Refugee and Asylum-seeking Children in the Educational Systems of EU Member States: Evaluation and Promotion of Current Best Practices” – INTEGRACE The research encompasses twenty-six…
The economic and political situation in Europe and abroad started a wave of refugees. Europe-wide, the municipalities are increasingly not able to properly receive the incoming families and individuals seeking for help. The municipalities allocate the refugees out of sight, in provisory collective accommodation in sports halls and barracks etc. Also, refugees are too often deemed as second rate citizens with little or no impact on public policy or physical environment.
is to proactively seek for solutions that provide a more respectful, meaningful interaction and emphatic care, and opportunities that embrace their creative power, allow them to self-organise and integrate with the local society. We envision a world where refugees, through their creative power, bring added value in the local society while building their self development.
In this endeavor we believe in many voices instead of one! We think that diversity brings added value to the project and the different perspective that is necessary to achieve great things. Co-creation is not only the key for better understanding each other, but it’s also the path towards integration. We want to create with the refugees, with the vulnerable groups, with the society! Therefore we value and welcome the participation and contribution coming from different sides (e.g. local society, activists, urban planners, policy makers etc).
Institute for Spatial Policies (IPoP) is an independent research and consultancy as well as non-governmental non-profit organization, active in the field of spatial and urban development.
is a Nordic non-profit research and development organisation, an independent think tank. It employs co-creation and foresight for the success of societies, companies and communities in the long term.
is a laboratory for unusual interventions, resident in the watertower of Oberhausen’s central train station. The tower is a nucleus and venue for activities of high artistic quality as well as a contact point for project related residencies in the region.