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 - Fifth partner meeting and train-the-trainer seminar concluded in Szekesfehervar, Hungary
    - 16-09-2018

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  • DRIM - Norwegian and Serbian Prime Ministers visited Human Rights House Belgrade and YUCOM premises
    - 16-07-2018
    Norwegian and Serbian Prime Ministers visited  Human Rights House Belgrade and YUCOM premises

    During her official visit to the Republic of Serbia, Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, along with Serbian Prime Minister, Ana Brnabic, visited the Human Rights House. The visit included an interview with several different civil society...

    - 27-06-2018

    DRIM project leader Martina Bofulin attended the Vision 2020 event "Society and Migration Event" in Klagenfurt. The event took place at the Alpen-Adria-University of Klagenfurt from 9th to 10th of April 2018. The match-making event was organised...

    - 27-06-2018

    DRIM project was invited to the project YOUMIG - ‘Youth Migration in the Danube Region’ – Mid-term conference held in Vienna on 20-05-2018. YOUMIG invited several external guests to an open conference in order to present and discuss the first...

    - 27-06-2018

    Project DRIM was presented at the URBAN DIVERSITY event in the city hall of Ljubljana. The event addressed the issues of migrant entrepreneurship, creativity and cross-border cooperation, the core issues of the Urban Diversity project. The...

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