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Immigrants Support and Integration Local Point – Gdańsk Chełm

Project Promoter: Fundacja NOVA
Proposal: 2nd thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 86 490,95 EUR
Mimir (Iceland)
Rada Dzielnicy Chełm
Duration time: 01.09.2022-30.04.2024

In this project we work for the equal treatment and social participation of migrants of Ukrainian nationality residing in Chelm (a district of the City of Gdansk). We want to achieve our goals by creating and running a Local Support and Integration Point for Migrants. The NOVA Foundation has been running the Chelm Neighbourhood Club since 2019. We strive to meet the needs of residents in terms of building local identity, activation as well as integration around their community and territory. We organise events and workshops, run a consultation point for residents, development training for adults, and help prepare and implement grassroots initiatives. Since 2021, our activities have been increasingly attended by migrants from Ukraine, who have become an integral part of our community. Therefore, as part of the project, we conduct educational and integration activities for people from Ukraine: legal consultations, adaptation and integration workshops and classes, language courses and conversations. We support a total of approximately 200 people of Ukrainian nationality. Through the project, we hope to increase the participation, recognition of rights and equal treatment of people of Ukrainian nationality in our neighbourhood. We implement the project in cooperation with the Icelandic organisation MIMIR, which has extensive experience in providing language courses and workshops to help integrate migrants in the community and adapt the labour market of the host country for migrants. Our second partner is the Chelm District Council, with whom we implement activities to improve the quality of life of the district’s Ukrainian residents.