According to estimates by the UN Refugee Agency, by the end of 2020, 82.4 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations or events that seriously disrupt public order. In 2022, war breaks out in Europe, resulting in more than 5 million Ukrainians leaving their homes. Due to the stable economic and political situation, EU countries are often chosen as the main destination for refugees and migrants.
Understandably, everyone wants access to safe housing, food, medical care, education and jobs - especially those who have had to flee armed conflict. Unfortunately, once they reach their dream country, not everyone manages to adapt and live the life they dreamed of. Various barriers stand in their way: unfamiliarity with the language, insufficient education, mismatch between professional skills and the local labor market, lack of funds to rent or buy housing. The public task is to create mechanisms that will enable newcomers to adapt and function independently as much as possible.
The SIRM project deals with interregional exchange of experience between partners in the field of socio-economic integration of third-country nationals, including refugees and migrants. The project provides a wide exchange of experience and dissemination of knowledge about the problems and needs of migrants and ways to solve the problem of migration.
Thanks to the project, it will be possible to gain knowledge, learn about solutions operating in different EU countries and exchange experiences in the field of socio-economic integration of third-country nationals. As a result of cooperation, partners from 8 countries: Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Italy, Croatia, the Netherlands, Ireland and Latvia will improve regional policies on migrants and refugees and strengthen cooperation.