DRIM Danube Region Information Platform for Economic Integration of Migrants

After undergoing profound political transformations, the Danube region is now facing diverse demographic, labour market and migration challenges, yet lacks the appropriate multi-level governance support structures, especially in the field of migrants' economic integration. With the goal of achieving cohesion and economic development in the Danube region, DRIM's objective is to enhance the capacity of public institutions for promoting migrants’ economic integration, understood as fair access to employment, work and skills enhancement. The main result of DRIM – the improved capacity of public institutions to respond to the needs of newly arrived as well as resident migrants through effective information sharing – will be a corner stone of an information infrastructure that will facilitate economic integration in the Danube region. DRIM will achieve this goal through the following activities and outputs: a) conceptual framework for information sharing and the development of an info tool – DANUBE COMPASS; b) info tool testing (pilot action); c) learning interactions and evaluations to mainstream and disseminate DANUBE COMPASS; d) a strategy that promotes and mainstreams information sharing as a necessary step for migrants' access to employment. The outputs, especially DANUBE COMPASS, are an innovative attempt to respond to the transnational challenges with a transnational approach instead of national information infrastructures. The expected short-term impact is a better response of main target groups (local and national authorities) in supporting migrants' economic integration as well as migrants' – the secondary target group – easier access to employment and renewed trust in public authorities. The long-term change is expected to be the construction of an effective information infrastructure for migrants throughout the Danube region, with corresponding improved capacities of public institutions ensuring smoother integration and through that social change.

Danube Region Information Platform for Economic Integration of Migrants
Start date
01-01-2017
End date
30-06-2019
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1522169,3
ERDF Contribution: 1207660,69
IPA Contribution: 86183,2
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Priority
Well-governed Danube region
Specific objective
Improve institutional capacities to tackle major societal challenges

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts Lead partner martina.bofulin@zrc-sazu.si SLOVENIA
Caritas Academy of Diocese Graz-Seckau ERDF partner Anton.fink@caritas-steiermark.at AUSTRIA
SPF Group, Ltd. ERDF partner miskovsky@spfgroup.org CZECH REPUBLIC
GS gain&sustain OG ERDF partner m.linzer@gainandsustain.eu AUSTRIA
Employment Service of Slovenia ERDF partner Robert.Modrijan@ess.gov.si SLOVENIA
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Project News

  • DRIM - TESTING DANUBE COMPASS IN ZAGREB
    - 21-12-2017

    DRIM partners gathered in Zagreb for a peer review of pilot action taking place there in the organization of Center for Peace Studies. The partners first discussed the overall migration and integration situation in Croatia, the needs of migrants...

  • DRIM - International Migrants Day! Share your story with us!
    - 18-12-2017

    Marking International Migrants Day today, on the December 18, DRIM project consortium lead by Slovenian Migration Institute would like to draw your attention to a DRIM project website, where personal stories of individuals from our main target...

  • DRIM - The future of DRIM: Application for SEED Money Facility
    - 12-12-2017

    The project DRIM started in January 2017 with a very clear objective: the development of a tool that would gather the most important information on a specific country to facilitate the economic integration of migrants in the Danube Region. The...

  • DRIM - Pilot Actions taking off!
    - 12-12-2017

    After months of hard work and overcoming different obstacles, the DRIM Consortium is glad to present the beta version of the main output of the project DRIM: the Danube Compass information tool, which can be visited at: www.danubecompass.org. The...

  • DRIM - Meeting with the team of “div-in-co”: the importance of communication
    - 12-12-2017

    Gain&Sustain has met some of the members of the Styrian team of the project “div-in-co”. The project has two main focuses: on one hand, it intends to coach companies with a multicultural environment; and on the other, it offers counselling and...

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