Refugee Integration Manifesto - a key programme document

The Refugee Integration Manifest will be used as a key advocacy tool at national level and will consist of two parts – a general part and a part containing a number of concrete proposals in the different areas of integration.

 

All stakeholders, including refugees themselves, will be invited to participate through a series of expert meetings as well as online consultations.

 

The document will highlight the leading role of the state and local authorities, including municipalities, in the refugee integration system. The Manifesto will present a model where both refugees and local communities can benefit from a two-way integration process.

 

The Refugee Integration Manifesto will cover all key aspects of refugee integration, grouped into four areas (as in the NIEM project methodology):

 

  1. General conditions
  2. Legal integration
  3. Socio-economic integration
  4. Socio-cultural integration

 

The Refugee Integration Manifesto is expected to be presented in May 2022. It will be developed in the framework of the project “NIEM – National Refugee Integration Evaluation Mechanism”, funded by the EU AMIF and the project “Advocacy for Refugee Integration in Bulgaria”, funded by UNHCR.