Innovative Best Practices

Introduction to the Best Practices:

Here we would like to provide you with an overview of the best practices in regard to refugee integration within the cities/ territories of our partnership.

We define good/best practices as experiences or initiatives that are working well and can be replicated elsewhere and have proved to be effective in their contribution to refugee integration. We assert that, the best practices listed here deserve to be proposed to other regional/local contexts. Further, we contend that best practices can be regarded both as processes or interventions that would be easily transferred 

(better from the bottom-up), and with positive effects in regard to refugee integration into society, the labour and housing markets.

The following best practices are by no means comprehensive. Our aim here is to offer an overview of those selected by the consortium. In particular, we were interested in examining the best practices based upon the following points:

· Network of actors involved

· The partnership that implemented the initiative

· Approach utilized and the needs to be addressed




The organisation Frauenloop places its focus on immigrant/refugee women women identified persons due to the fact that this group is most likely to face obstacles in finding employment in tech industry sector. 

The organisation currently employs 4 employees and also hosts a meet-up group, which offers support to 634 members in Berlin.




ISI empowers  immigrant and “refugee” women, strengthens their skills in economic and technical German, educates them about the German economy, including the specific legal conditions for starting a business in Germany, as well as other skills needed for starting a business: market analysis, feasibility studies, business plan development, IT skills, internet business, specializations in the uses of social media, business via youtube, webpage design, photographic techniques for internet, office skills, sales skills among units that strengthen the entrepreneurial personality.



Work for Refugees

The main objective is to assess, advise and to support in the process of integration of new arrivals in berlin with a legal status of protected of possibly tolerated into the regular labour market. The main objective is to assess, advise and to support in the process of integration of new arrivals in berlin with a legal status of protected of possibly tolerated into the regular labour market. To this aim WfR provides a quality assessment of the applicants with respect to previous skills learned on the job and their talents and abilities to fit into the jobs available.





Sustainable Accessible Livable Usable Social space for intercultural Wellbeing, Welfare and Welcoming in the metropolitan City of Bologna. 

The overall objective of project is to build a center for hospitality and work as well as intercultural welfare and wellness: Salus Space.




Vesta wants to contribute to the protection, welcome and integration of unaccompanied foreign minors and young refugees who are beneficiaries of the SPRAR project. It involves families, couples and individual residents who voluntary choose to host them in their own home and actively accompany them in their integration process.





Skuhna is a social enterprise that runs a restaurant providing authentic food from Africa, Asia and South America.  Skuhna’s goals are two-fold: to increase the employability of migrants through culinary work and to bridge the understanding gap between migrants and locals who live in Slovenia.




„Altante dell’ora di cena“ - Atlas At Dinner Time

These two best practices are included in a larger documentary made by Ciac and are called "Atlas at dinner time". The documentary recounts 10 dinners, 10 types of foods, 45 protagonists from 21 different countries, through the institutional reception projects of asylum seekers and refugees (Sprar and Siproimi). It encourages and supports co-housing between young Italians and young refugees, passing through communities of women and occupied houses.  During all of the group dinners, existing and possible cohabitations are discussed.




Haus awat

Haus AWAT (Kurdish name for “hope/whish”) provides sheltered housing for asylum seekers in the national programme of provision with basic supplies as well as dwelling places for recognized refugees. Temporary residents in Haus AWAT incorporate single male, female, LGBTQI as well as families. In addition to housing, the ground floor is used as a business zone that opens up to the public/neighbourhood.



Stand 129 -  Caritas Vienna

Stand 129 is a former vegetable shop (40 sqm + 20 sqm for toilet and storage room) in a small building right in the centre of a market site in the 10th district (Favoriten), Vienna. The market is known for its cultural diversity and as such, Stand 129 provides room for events and workshops in a transparent and inviting (large windows) manner.