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Foreigners Support Centre in Białystok

Project Promoter: Fundacja OKNO NA WSCHÓD
Proposal: 2nd thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 102 480,00 EUR
Partners: None
Duration time: 01.11.2022-30.04.2024

In this project we address the social exclusion of migrant people residing in the Podlaskie Province. In particular, our project responds to the problems reported to us by migrants related to legalisation of stay in Poland and other life issues as well as the difficulties in adaptation and integration experienced both by migrants and the people who help them. Our project’s goal is to counter exclusion through educational activities and consultations offered to both migrant people and the host society. We also want to strengthen the social integration of migrants in the Podlaskie Province. Direct beneficiaries of the project are migrant people speaking Russian or Ukrainian, residing in the Podlaskie Province. Indirect beneficiaries are migrant people from all over Poland and the whole host society. As part of the project, we support migrants and the people who help them, taking into account an individual diagnosis of people’s needs. We will provide consultations and specialised assistance: legal and career counselling, job placement, certified translation. The support will cover various issues related to the foreigners’ legal stay in Poland: work, education and daily life. In addition, we will carry out activities aimed at lowering adaptation and integration barriers, including teaching migrants Polish as a foreign language, offering psychological support or hosting local events (e.g. family festivals).