PROJECT RESULTS AND OUTPUTS
Partners of the Arrival Regions project have analysed good practices in social innovation aiming at better integration of non-EU nationals to elaborate the project's Transnational Strategy. Stakeholders from public institutions, higher research and civil society (NGO) were thereafter invited to form local stakeholder alliances to implement the strategy's recommendations in nine local pilot actions which tested concepts of social innovation to promote the integration of non-EU nationals, albeit under the conditions of the pandemic. These pilot actions were peer reviewed between project partners and associated stakeholders to further promote transnational learning and exchange, and to derive insights about the transferability of pilot approaches. Transnational collaboration was essential to prepare the pilot actions' concepts and to analyse their results which feature in a tool-box and integrated policy recommendations to promote wider uptake. Knowledge on social innovation was furthermore passed on in a series of three capacity building workshops and through scientific papers. Training participants represented public authorities of all levels, NGOs, educational institutions and business representatives.
The project results promote knowledge of social innovation in integration efforts and were already put to use to manage the arrival of Ukrainian war refugees in spring 2022. The project furthermore facilitated better collaboration between public and private integration stakeholders. Members of the public are invited to learn more about the project on the regularly updated project website or through social media, including small local dissemination events to promote awareness raising. Video testimonials produced by the consortium allow further insights. A project movie titled "Heimat" combined video testimonials of non-EU nationals to a powerful audiovisual tool to promote further efforts to welcome non-EU nationals to Central European societies.
Within the T1 work package, which aims to build and increase the capacities of local actors in social innovation approaches for non-EU migrants, the last of the four areas includes the development of 4 research papers by Leader Partner , P6 - UNCEM Piedmont, P7 - University of West Bohemia and P10 - University of Szczecin.
The Final Movie "Heimat", which can be translated as the place where a person feel at home. It represents a collective story of migration to the partner territories, highlighting the positive effects and success stories thanks to the contribution of all partners in order to meet with local non-EU nationals (in total almost 70 people).