Project period: between 1/1/2021 and 31/12/2022

Place of realization: Ústí nad Labem Region

Implementer: Counselling Centre for Integration

Funded by: The EU within its Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the budget of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic

 

The project aims at the integration of foreigners into all areas of the everyday life, as well as the enhancement of their position in the Czech Republic. Thus, this includes supporting the clients’ self-reliance, and contributing to the development of their knowledge and skills when handling various situations and exercising their civil rights. Simultaneously, the Centre for Foreigners attempts to sustain their original cultural and historical identity. With its activities, the project supports the co-existence between the foreigners and the majority society, including the improvement of intercultural competence, raises the public awareness of issues related to recognized refugees and foreigners with permanent and long-term residence permit, and eliminates the xenophobic attitudes of Czech citizens, state administration and local authority staff and the like.

The project activities include social and legal counselling, Czech language and sociocultural orientation courses, lectures for both foreigners and the Czech public, integration activities, information centre services, educational and multicultural activities, fieldwork, information campaign and foreigners’ integration platforms.

The target group of the project consists of third country nationals, EU citizens and persons granted international protection legally residing in the territory of the Ústí nad Labem Region. The group also includes members of the majority society, civil servants, experts and other professions who often get in touch with foreigners.

The project contributes to eliminating the barriers of successful integration by means of an individualized, intensive and complex support offer. With its huge range of services for both foreigners and their host society, the existence of the Centre for Foreigners is of major importance. Its engagement in the region enables the coordination of the local integration policy and a flexible response to the present and currently dynamic needs in this field.

The project “Centre for the Support of the Integration of Foreigners in the Ústí nad Labem Region” AMIF/28/02 is funded by the EU within its Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the budget of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.