CURANT Expert Journal: holistic approach to integration and evaluation mechanisms

Project : CURANT - Co-housing and case management for Unaccompanied young adult Refugees in ANTwerp
City : Antwerp
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In his 4th journal of CURANT, UIA expert Fabio Sgaragli discusses the significance of a holistic approach to integration and the potential contribution of CURANT through its lessons learnt in supporting the EU in formulating integration policies. His focus though lies in the topic of evaluating EU-level mechanisms and policies with a view to supporting future integration policy developments, or in his own words: How may we measure and evaluate the degree to which migrants are actually integrated? What indicators for impact measurement, including also non-quantifiable elements?

Prizes for Szeged University’s Cycling Employees

Project : SASMob - Smart Alliance for Sustainable Mobility
City : Szeged
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The citizens of Szeged University reached nearly 250 cycling days in the “Bike To Work!” campaign. Committed to a healthy lifestyle and environmentally friendly solutions, the institution motivated its employees in the programme with its own prize draw. The winners were welcomed in the central building of the University on July 4.

On the way to the Austrian health system: CORE supports refugee doctors

Project : CoRE - Centre of Refugee Empowerment
City : Vienna
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Medical doctors with a refugee background need to have their diploma obtained at a foreign university recognised in Vienna, by successfully completing the so-called nostrification procedure at the Medical University. It is on this path that the CORE project supports refugee doctors. They come from countries such as Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya or Somalia and cover different areas of expertise. The broad professional spectrum ranges from general medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry and cardiology over gynecology, dermatology, pneumology and forensic medicine to plastic surgery, pediatrics, ophthalmology, emergency medicine and radiology. Currently, around 60 people are being accompanied on their way to their nostrification by various supportive measures of the CORE project.

Spectacular happening at Super Circular Estate

Project : Super Circular Estate - First Circular Social Housing Estate for 100% Material and Social Circularity
City : Kerkrade
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On Thursday the 9th of May (‘Europe Day’) an impressive spectacle took place at the Super Circular Estate sight in Bleijerheide, Kerkrade. A big crane lifted a whole apartment from the flat at the Jonkerbergstraat.

FED Zoom-in 2: Upscaling the FED project

Project : FED - Fossil Free Energy Districts
City : Gothenburg
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First stop: Netherlands. UIA Expert Zeno Winkels focusses on “a visit of representatives from Johanneberg Science Park (JSP) and the Business Region Gothenburg (BRG) to the Netherlands, to discuss replication and upscaling of the FED-model, on May 14 & 15, 2019, at the Technical University in Delft.

CORE – An incubator for innovative integration projects in Vienna

Project : CoRE - Centre of Refugee Empowerment
City : Vienna
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Within the framework of the Viennese CORE project, ideas that contribute to the objectives of CORE can apply for funding. The CORE project can provide funding for Housing First and Health Promotion projects. Moreover, CORE provides funding to initiatives to implement their innovative project ideas. The aim of supporting innovative project ideas is not to support existing professional structures and offers, but to create and initiate new offers that actively support the integration of refugees – all in the spirit of the empowerment approach, which is at the heart of CORE.

Emissions trading application to be tested in Lahti

Project : CitiCap - Citizen's cap-and-trade co-created
City : Lahti
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An emissions trading application intended for development in the CitiCAP (Citizens ' cap-and-trade co-created) project has been brought to the test phase. The application automatically detects the user’s movement and the emissions it causes, as well as the purchase price.