HOME AWAY FROM HOME: best practices in the integration of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in European societies

Centre for Peace – Osijek is proud to participate in its 3rd Erasmus+ project and this time in the coordinator role! The project HOME AWAY FROM HOME: best practices in the integration of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in European societies is going to be financed under KA2, Strategic partnerships in the field of youth.

Our strategic partnership project HOME AWAY FROM HOME addresses the challenges related to integration of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants into European communities and aims at identifying, analysing and promoting innovative and community based approaches to integration of new citizens of Europe.

Our project team is composed of 4 civil society organisations and one university: Centre for Peace – Osijek Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst e.V. (Germany), The World of NGOS (Austria), Tumult vzw (Belgium) i The University of Westminster LBG (United Kingdom) , all of us having different yet complementary competences and experience to invest in the project.

The overall objective of the project HOME AWAY FROM HOME: best practices in the integration of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in European societies is to contribute to the better integration of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Europe through promoting innovative youth actions and empowering young volunteers and professionals.

The specific project objectives are as follows: 1. to document and disseminate best practices of innovative community integration approaches initiated by youth or in which youth play a major role; 2. to raise the capacities of young volunteers and professionals for supporting the integration of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

In the long run, Home Away From Home is envisaged to make contribution to sustainable inclusion of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in communities around Europe and support the youth in becoming active, responsible and open-minded members of society.

The duration of the project is 31 month, starting in February 2017 and finishing in August 2019.