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
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1522169,3
ERDF Contribution: 1207660,69
IPA Contribution: 86183,2
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Well-governed Danube region
Specific objective
Improve institutional capacities to tackle major societal challenges


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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 - Institute of Ethnology of Slovak Academy of Sciences hosted a seminar in Bratislava on information platform DANUBE COMPASS
    - 29-06-2017

    DRIM project partner, Institute of Ethnology of Slovak Academy of Sciences, organized a seminar on 27th of June to present to various staekholders the aim and planned results of the project DRIM, especially the information platform for...

  • DRIM - DRIM project partners involved in capitalization activities with YOUMIG project across the Danube region
    - 27-06-2017

    Several of DRIM project partners participated at YOUMIG local events taking the form of migration forums with different local stakeholders. The events increased the understanding of both projects’ aims, activities and organizational cycle and...

  • DRIM - Presentation of the project at European Commission – Representation in Slovenia
    - 22-06-2017

    On June 21 DRIM leading partner’s project members met with the representative of European Commission – Representation in Slovenia to present the project aim and planned results and to discuss the possible synergies and collaborations. The...

  • DRIM - Second partner meeting in Prague
    - 15-06-2017

    DRIM partners gathered in the magnificent city of Prague for the second project meeting and the first Steering Committee meeting. The two-day intensive meeting centered on the overview of completed project tasks and the current organization of...

  • DRIM - Project Aims and Activities Being Presented at Different Events
    - 14-06-2017

    Since the project DRIM gor started in January 2017, it has been presented at various occasions and events in different countries. First DRIM was presented in March 2017 at Columbia University's Harriman Institute by Serbian partner YUCOM...

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