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Similarities in differences #INTEGRA

As a part of project #INTEGRA, today we are publishing a comic book about similarities in differences in Croatian and Persian language. Persian language is one of the Western Iranian languages within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. Persian language is also a satem language.
Croatian language as a Slavic language also belongs to Indo-European language family and has developed from Old Church Slavonic, an ancient language used, as it`s name implies, in official Church writings of the period.


Getting to know: Qal´at al-Hish al Akrad, Syria #INTEGRA

Krak de Chevaliers or Crac de l´ Ospital or a Kurdish fort is one of the most important and most preserved medival castles in the world.It is located west from the city of Homs, near Lebanese border. The first castle wAs built under emir of Aleppo in 11th century and the other was built by the Johannites in 12th century, after conquering the First Crusade. The fort is enlisted on UNESCO list of World Heritage

Inspiration: Joseph Pulitzer #INTEGRA

As a part of project #INTEGRA , today´s inspiration is Joseph Pulitzer (Hungary, 10.4.1847- USA, 29.10.1911.)
He came to US from Hungary at the age of 17. He was a soldier, waiter, stable boy, journalist, newspaper editor and congressman but he is best known for Pulitzer Prize, which is given each year to the best journalists, writers and photographers

(Hrvatski) Danas upoznajemo: Bosra, Sirija #INTEGRA

The old town in the south of Syria, first mentioned by Egyptian pharaoh in the 14th century BC It was conquered by various army leaders, Alexander the Great, the Selukis, the Nabateans, through Rome and Byzantium, when Bosra became an important center of Christianity. The most famous monument is the Roman theater (pictured), it is assumed to have been built during the Emperor Trajan.

We present famous migrants #INTEGRA

Within the project # INTEGRA – Integration of third-country nationals through urban partners – we present famous migrants: Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (Ulm, March 14, 1879 – Princeton, April 18, 1955), theoretical physicist.
He was liberal and broad-minded peacemaker, who, amongst all, advocated peace and justice.
Einstein’s main work is his theory of relativity. For his works in the field of quantum theory in 1921, he was awarded Nobel Prize for Physics.

Meeting of the Integration Group of Stakeholders

Within the project Integration of third country nationals through urban partnerships – # INTEGRA, on 26th of March we held a meeting of the Integration Group of stakeholders.

The activities carried out so far and the Local Integration Plan in Osijek were presented. During 2019, based on this plan, we will conduct advocacy and raising awareness activities connected to this issue at national and EU level.

The aim of INTEGRA is to assist in the process of long-term integration of third-country nationals in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Italy and Slovakia by sharing knowledge and experience among the cities of these countries. Although the state is primarily responsible for implementing integration policies, cities also play an important role in fostering cooperation between all relevant stakeholders and creating a favorable environment.

Civil society representatives, alongside the City of Osijek, the Osijek-Baranja Police Administration, the Croatian Employment Service and the Office of the Ombudsperson for Children representatives participated at the meeting.