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
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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 - Interview with Croatian partner Center for Peace Studies in Croatian Novi list
    - 20-10-2017

    Novi list, one of Croatian major daily newspapers recently featuerd an interview with Emina Bužinkić on the DRIM project and the Danube Compass information platform activities. In the article, Emina described the main features of the project,...

  • DRIM - Visit by Osaka University, Faculty for Human Sciences' researchers
    - 18-10-2017

    In the beginning of October, four researchers from Osaka University's visited the ZRC SAZU to learn about migration and integration mechanisms and practices in Southeast Europe. In this framework, they learned about DRIM project's aim and...

  • DRIM - Present challenges and future developments for Danube Compass
    - 13-10-2017

    Last week, DRIM partners ZRC SAZU, G&S and Caritas Akademie got together in the city of Graz to meet with various stakeholders in this lovely south Austrian city. At the meeting, representatives from City of Graz, Office of te Regional Government...

  • DRIM - “Information matters: towards positive pathways of migrants’ integration” - SAVE THE DATE!
    - 22-09-2017

    You are kindly invited to a conference  “Information matters: towards positive pathways of migrants’ integration” organised by project DRIM and taking place in Bratislava on 26th of October 2017. The conference will kick off with a keynote...

  • 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...

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