The aim of the project is to ensure that practitioners in the field of integration gain new knowledge, share experiences on integration practices and are inspired to find new solutions to integration challenges at both European and local levels.

Overall, the project will contribute to better integration of refugees and migrants at both European and local levels.

The ELAINE 2.0 project is a continuation of ELAINE (European Local Authorities Integration Network), which was implemented in 2015-17.


Five thematic meetings will be held with participants from all partner countries. The meetings will have the following themes:

  1. Unaccompanied refugee minors (October 2018, England)
  2. Gender dimensions on integration and migration (June 2019, Spain)
  3. Building sustainable and inclusive societies (February 2019, Austria)
  4. Innovative methods in vocational and language training targeting new arrivals (Date TBC, Germany)
  5. 1 + 1 = 3: Migration, cultural values and norms, and how do we create a new common 'we'? (October 2019, Denmark)

In addition, a final conference will be held in Brussels.

The project is implemented in cooperation between:

  • Municipality of Hässleholm, Sweden (coordinator)
  • East of England Local Government Association, UK
  • Ayuntamiento de Catoira, Spain
  • Verein Niedersächsischer Bildungsinitiativen e.V, Germany
  • Gemeindebund Steiermark, Austria
  • Municipality of Køge, Denmark
  • VIFIN, Denmark


The project is supported by the ‘Europe for Citizens’ programme and will be implemented during the period 1 September 2018 – 31 August 2020.

More information
For further information on the project, please contact Anette Grunnet: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Anne Charlotte Petersen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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