INVITATION | FINAL FOR-IN CONFERENCE
Socio-economic Inclusion on the Ground: from Myriad Contemporary Practices to a Future Systematic Approach
During the past ten years, Baltic states have continuously improved integration policies by developing specific national level programmes and action plans as well as have started to capacitate local authorities with relevant knowledge and capacities. Ukraine refugee situation response in these countries further consolidated relevant recourses to build policies further; though, differences across municipalities remain in terms of capacities, knowledge and available tools.
Project For-In has been built on wide regional and country-specific partnerships aiming to capitalize on existing initiatives in the Baltic countries and extensive experiences in the Nordic countries by further strengthening capacities of local authorities, civil society, refugee and immigrant communities and other integration actors.
The aim of the final For-In conference is to exchange the knowledge relevant to ensure that holistic integration policies at the local level are in place. The conference is built on three thematic areas:
a) local level integration planning coordination and partnership;
b) involvement of immigrants and refugees in policy planning, co-design, and co-implementation;
c) research and evidence-based policy making.
It will take stock of what has been achieved and will look into the near future in terms of upcoming priorities of national integration/local authorities: communication, mental health and psychosocial support, language programmes and the promotion of intercultural cities.
WHEN? 20th February 2024 (13:00 to 16:40) | 21st February (9:00 to 12:00)
WHERE? Online | Pirklių klubas (Merchants’ Club), Gedimino pr. 35, Vilnius, Lithuania
LANGUAGE: English, Lithuanian and sign language translations will be available.
REGISTRATION (On-site in Vilnius ): https://bit.ly/3vKAWph
REGISTRATION (Online): https://bit.ly/3Obkrca
The conference is arranged by the Nordic Council of Ministers in Lithuania, UNHCR Representation for the Nordic and Baltic countries and Diversity Development Group.
Participation at the event is free of charge. More information about FOR-IN initiative: bit.ly/48sdzyV