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Presentatie tampere caritas

  1. 1. Caritas International Integration of recognized refugees in Belgium Integrating Cities VI 9-10 september 2013 Tampere, Finland European Refugee Fund
  2. 2. Target : Vulnerable refugee groups 1) Refugees recognized in closed centers 2) Refugees coming through resettlement 3) Other vulnerable groups : - Single mothers - Non accompanied minors - Medical or psychological problems - No network, language knowledge, analphabetism, etc. Integration Cell
  3. 3. Target groups 66 49% 49 36% 20 15% Refugees recognized in closed centers Refugees fromvulnerable groups Resettled refugees Statistics period januari 2013-June 2013 Integration Cell European Refugee Fund
  4. 4. Statistics period januari 2013-June 2013 Integration Cell Country of origin 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 PalestineG uinée Syrie Iraq C hine EritreaSom alie Afghanistan C ongo IranC am eroon IranR w anda TurkeySriLankaG am bia M arocAlbania European Refugee Fund
  5. 5. Our work: Personalized assistance in the integration process -Information about status, rights and obligations -Support for house search -Securing basic needs and administratives steps -School, language classes and training -Vulnerable groups: Referral to specialised services - Setting in local network -Information-sessions (housing, energy,waste, budget management…) - Collective activities Integration Cell European Refugee Fund
  6. 6. Integration coach: “Taylor-made” assistance -Reference/information person -Trust person -Middle person, making links (owner, social services…) - Accompanying on the field - Orientation, “put on tracks” - Taylor-made: Adapting to each one’s needs Integration Cell European Refugee Fund
  7. 7. -Many services exist, but fragmented : - Different regions - Different types of service - = Multiple contact points and procedures - Acces can be difficult for newcomers - Language - Administrative complexity NEEDS (IN TERMS OF INTEGRATION) European Refugee Fund
  8. 8. -Many gaps are possible -Some people more likely to fall through the gaps: - Newcomers without network - Without language knowledge - Single mothers without network - Newcomers with low education - Psychologically vulnerable people - Handicapped people - Non accompanied minors - Complex situations NEEDS (IN TERMS OF INTEGRATION) European Refugee Fund
  9. 9. Frequent problems - Lack of knowledge about existing services (language lessons, legal support, training…) - Lack of understanding of rights, obligations and administrative “how to” (how to acces studies, withdrawal social help, avoid debt…). NEEDS (IN TERMS OF INTEGRATION) European Refugee Fund
  10. 10. - Global follow-up - Global vision of the newcomer and his needs, to orient him accordingly. - Follow-up through time (2 years) - Follow-up through territory - Setting the newcomer in a local network - To become autonomous in their environnement Integration Cell : Added value European Refugee Fund
  11. 11. -Integration process as a whole - Considering all the conditions for integration - Work = Daycare > language class > language practice > psychological wellbeing > livable house - Successful integration requires all the pieces of the puzzle - Integration coach: Make sure all the pieces are there - Avoid pieces falling out: Information - Place back the falling pieces Integration Cell : Added value European Refugee Fund
  12. 12. - Complementarity of NGO’s and public services  Fieldwork: Global identification of needs, difficulties and risks  Observe the strength and problems for integration  Proactive information and orientation to adequate services Integration Cell : Added value European Refugee Fund
  13. 13. Caritas International « Integration Cell » Rue de la charité 43 1210 Bruselas- Bélgica Anne Dussart – Responsable Social Programs  a.dussart@caritasint.be +32 (0) 473 95 12 92 Ariane Dewandre – Coordinator Integration Cell a.dewandre@caritasint.be +32 (0) 473 96 09 93 European Refugee Fund
  14. 14. Case study The role of an NGO in the integration process of a vulnerable refugee European Refugee Fund

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