ARRIVAL REGIONS: The successful integration of migrants can have positive spin-off effects on regions with shrinking populations. The Arrival Regions project will build the capacities of policymakers in nine rural areas that face population decline and ageing. The project fosters their capacity to improve the integration of young non-EU migrants into the communities’ social life and employment to stabilise the regions’ demography. The Arrival Regions project partners will develop a toolbox of possible approaches and offer various trainings. Furthermore, the project also aims to change the foremost negative perception of non-EU migration.
OUTPUTS: One of the main project outputs is the transnational strategy. It includes information on migration, demographic change and local practices for integration and will provide recommendations and strategies for the introduction of social innovation as a way to overcome major societal challenges in rural areas of Central Europe.
FURTHER RESOURCES: Arrival Regions project website The Transnational Strategy
DURATION: 2019 – 2022
CONTACT Funding Programme: Interreg Central Europe Lead Partner: Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Tim Leibert (Email), Serhii Svynarets (Email)
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