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 proved there is a fertile ground for synergies and capitalization, especially through DRIM output Danube Compass information platform and YOUMIG one-stop-shop for youth migration. More details on events below:
YOUMIG event in Szeged, Hungary:
As part of the capitalization activities of the DRIM project Hungarian project team members – Zoltán Barta and Máté Szalók – attended on YOUMIG project’s forum in Szeged. Béla Soltész from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (Lead Partner in YOUMIG project) and Gábor Feleky from the Municipality of Szeged (ERDF Partner in YOUMIG project) presented the background and the aims of the YOUMIG project. After the presentation we had the opportunity to discuss about our projects and find synergies among them. The Hungarian DRIM project team also participated on the roundtable about the special situation of the migration in Hungary, particularly in Szeged. During the discussion many fields of possible cooperation between YOUMIG and DRIM projects were discovered especially regarding to the Danube Compass. The representatives of the Municipality of Szeged inquired about the information platform because the tool can make easier and more effective their day-today work. At the end of the event we agreed the event was a good start of the future cooperation what we will continoue in order to gain even more relevant results in the field of international migration research and management.
YOUMIG event in Bratislava, Slovakia
On 22 May 2017, Zuzana Bargerova, a thematic focus expert for the DRIM project (Danube Region Information Platform for Economic Integration of Migrants, Interreg Danube Transnational Program project nr. DTP1-1-183-4.1) on behalf of the Institute of Ethnology at Slovak Academ(Improving institutional capacities and fostering cooperation to tackle the impacts of transnational youth migration y of Sciences, participated at the initial meeting of a Slovak YOUMIG project team (Improving institutional capacities and fostering cooperation to tackle the impacts of transnational youth migration) as part of Interreg Danube Transnational Program. Meeting was organised by the Municipality of the City District of Bratislava - Rača, the Slovak partner in YOUMIG project. Organizers introduced the main aim and work packages of above project whose target group is young migrants from 9 countries of the Danube region in the age of 16 to 34 years. During the discussion, Zuzana introduced the DRIM project, compared it to the aims of YOUMIG and discussed about similarities and differences of both projects in methodology and implementation, with aim to identify possible synergies of both initiatives.
YOUMIG event in Graz, Austria
On Monday 19th of June, Gain&Sustain was invited to take part in an event organized by City of Graz, project partner of the Interreg program YOUMIG. YOUMIG project's goal is to strengthen institutional support for the management of transnational youth migration in the Danube area. The different discussions were centred on the topic of youth migration in Danube region but especially in the city of Graz. With the participation of different public authorities as well as members of NGOs and other private organisation that work regularly with migrants we discussed problems and strategies that could work to improve the integration of migrants in the welcoming countries.