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Mapping social orientation in Cyprus

The National Action Plan 2014-2020 for Asylum and Migration (2016) identifies the Priority for Education and Language Learning. However, formal integration processes for TCNs have not been yet institutionalised. There are no formal or mandatory orientation programmes for them upon…

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Mapping social orientation in Latvia

Social orientation activities in Latvia are provided in the framework of societal integration policy according to Guidelines on National Identity, Civil Society and Integration Policy for 2012-2018. The main coordinating institution is the Ministry of Culture. Target groups for societal…

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Mapping social orientation in Romania

Romania has had legislation in the field of integration since 2004, giving responsibilities to various ministries and the local authorities. The legislation is in  process of changing to adapt to the existing situation, new needs and requirements. In Romania, each…

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Mapping social orientation in Austria

In the autumn of 2015, as a result of the refugee flows, the Austrian Parliament decided to establish value and orientation courses for refugees and subsidiary protection status holders and to offer them via the ÖIF (Austrian Integration Fund). The…

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Mapping social orientation in Greece

As from  2015, Greece experienced an unprecedented influx of migrants and refugees. Until March 2016, Greece being a transit country rather than destination country, its main policy investments focused on reception rather than integration measures. The closure of the border…

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Mapping social orientation in Belgium

In the federal state of Belgium, where a number of policy domains are legislated by the regions or communities, integration and civic integration policies are characterised by fragmentation. Policies in (Dutch-speaking) Flanders, (French-speaking) Wallonia and (bilingual) Brussels differ - Flanders and…

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Mapping social orientation in Bulgaria

Apart from providing information to asylum seekers about their rights and obligations within the international protection application procedure, Bulgaria offers no obligatory social orientation courses or modules to non-nationals. Contributions are scattered among various guides rather directed towards integration professionals…


RACCOMBAT kick-off meeting

  • November 9, 2017

On 11-12 October 2017 the RACCOMBAT project team gathered up in Sofia, Bulgaria to discuss its plans for the two years of project implementation and the current dimensions of social orientation in Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, Austria, Belgium, Greece and a…


  • September 1, 2017

Preventing and Combatting Racism and Xenophobia through Social Orientation of Non-Nationals (RACCOMBAT) is a EU-funded initiative, implemented by a consortium of academics and researchers from 6 EU Member States – Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, Austria and Romania. It will run…

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