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Project Promoter: Fundacja Emic
Proposal: 1st call for intervention projects
Co-financed from the program: 14 998,17 EUR
Partners: None
Duration time: 01.11.2021-30.06.2022

The project responds to the urgent needs of people evacuated from Afghanistan to Poland as part of the government’s operation. The Centre for Foreigners in Grupa near Grudziądz currently houses 188 people, including 58 women, 57 men and 73 children (this is the largest number of people of all centres in Poland). People staying in the Centre need access to information on the procedure for granting the refugee status, their rights and obligations, life in Poland after receiving international protection, including the individual integration programme. Translation from Dari is also needed as well as support in contacts with schools and other local institutions. Information on refugee procedures or post-decision assistance is usually provided by the Office for Foreigners, but this only applies to centres run by the Office and not to those run by private entities, such as the centre in Grupa. The diagnosis of the needs of refugees after receiving international protection results from ten years of our experience in supporting refugees in Poland. The most important needs include, among others: support in finding and renting an accommodation, paying the rent, obtaining resistence permit, registering at the District Employment Office, contacting family assistance centres and applying for the individual integration programme. Within the project we will provide refugees with access to information on the procedure for granting international protection and individual integration programmes. We will also offer legal counselling, translation services as well as support in adaptation, integration and cooperation with local institutions. The project will be implemented from 1 November 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.