| Migrant in Intercultural Romania|
The project is funded by the European Fund for Integration and in implemented in partnership by the Intercultural Institute of Timisoara, Human Rights Defense League in Cluj, Center for Civic Resources Constanta and ADIS Association Bucharest. The main goal is to enhance consultation and civic participation of migrants and its main activities focus on the maintenance of the www.migrant.ro portal, the publication of the quarterly magazine Migrant in Romania, the organisation of local joint working groups (consisting of representatives of migrants, local NGOs and local authorities) in Bucharest, Constanta, Cluj, Iasi and Timisoara, as well as of three national level thematic working groups on the integration of immigrants.
The activities are ongoing since 2009 and are currently funded until 2015. The main activities are:
- The website Migrant in Romania (www.migrant.ro), used as a platform for communication, information and consultation, by posting all activities carried out within the project regularly, as well as news and events of interest for and about migrants
- Migrant in Romania quarterly magazine, a tool of information for migrants, but also for the general public about migration issues and migrant integration.
- Local and national seminars aiming to gather representatives of migrants, media, local and national authorities, NGOs and other stakeholders in order to debate and identify better solutions to integration: 1 national seminar in Bucharest and 25 local seminars in Bucharest, Timisoara, Iasi, Constanta and Cluj Napoca per year.
- Thematic working groups make suggestions for legislation amendments and changes in administrative procedures in order to improve integration of migrants. The groups are categorized as follows: administrative-legal working group, education-culture-youth working group, social-health-labor working group.
- A network of intercultural mediators made of 20 persons was set up, in order to liaise the local TCN community with public authorities. The mediators receive professional training every year
- Trainings for journalists are organized yearly in order to develop their intercultural sensitivity.
The target group of the project is composed of participants in national and local seminars, as well as the wider TCN community accessing the online platform and printed magazine, together with public authorities in the field of migration and integration and other stakeholders.
A Study on multi-level governance in support of Europe 2020 was published by DG Regio. One of the case studies is the project Migrant in Romania. You can find it here.