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

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 - The Dream Came True: DC Launch, Training and Workshop in Hungary
    - 14-01-2019

    The Hungarian events highlighted the main characteristics effecting the potential efficiency of Danube Compass. The number of migrants arrived to Hungary in the past five years has increased significantly. At the same time experts experience...

  • DRIM - 7th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (18th -19th of October 2018 Sofia, Bulgaria)
    - 14-01-2019

    Besides the interesting sessions, the event provided a great opportunity to meet with partners, to discuss cooperation possibilities and to promote our results. We discussed future capitalization activities between DRIM and YOUMIG project and at...

  • DRIM - DRIM Presented at the Big Stage of EURegionsWeek 2018 Event in Brussels (10th September 2018, Brussels, Belgium)
    - 14-01-2019

    The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional...

  • DRIM - Train the trainer Seminar for Implementation of Danube Compass in Public Institutions (13th - 14th of September 2018, Székesfehérvár, Hungary)
    - 14-01-2019

    The two-day-long train-the-trainer course was moderated by DRIM PP4 G&S following the methodology prepared beforehand. The course first emphasized the importance of access to information for migrants' economic integration and the role of...

  • DRIM - Presentation of DRIM at the joint Interact-Espon conference "Migration flows and challenges of southern Europe: data evidence and best practices in the EU" in Athens
    - 30-11-2018
    Presentation of DRIM at the joint Interact-Espon conference "Migration flows and challenges of southern Europe: data evidence and best practices in the EU" in Athens

    ZRC SAZU, as the LP of the project DRIM presented the project at the joint ESPON-Interact conference "Migration flows and challenges of southern Europe: data evidence and best practices in the EU" that took place in Athens from 22 to 23 Nov 2018....

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