In 2015 and 2016, the EU experienced an unparalleled influx of refugees and migrants.

FOCUS: A research project on integration

How to live well together

FOCUS in a nutshell

FOCUS is an EU funded research project running from January 2019 to December 2021, led by the Red Cross’s Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support hosted by the Danish Red Cross with partners from nine countries (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark France, Germany, Ireland, Jordan and the United Kingdom).

It aims to make an impact on both research and practice by understanding and improving the dynamics of integration in Jordan, Croatia, Germany and Sweden. A special emphasis is put on identifying and capitalising on the psychological and social factors that support integration and really help us to live well together.

Therefore, FOCUS

  • Maps integration policies and practices and carry out major field studies at four research sites;
  • Identifies and pilots innovative practices for social and labour market integration and pilot-tests;
  • Engages with policy makers to provide guidance on policy development and programme design.

SAVE THE DATE!📆 The 1st FOCUS online Forum will be held on Feb 23rd 2021 and we look forward to seeing you there!🤝🇪🇺 More information in our flyer below 👇 and stay tuned for the opening of the registration soon!

Do you share our interest in fostering #integration with a strong focus on agency and inter-group relations, and on emotional and social capability? Sign up to the FOCUS community to receive updates on project results and activities and get involved! https://t.co/F20CwbVm8Y

Access to suitable housing is a fundamental condition towards refugees' well-being and their #integration on every level. Find out more in the new FOCUS Integration Brief: https://t.co/bp1x9n7HkU. #refugees #MigrationResearch #MigrantIntegrationEU

Migration and #integration impact the economy of receiving societies. How? Find out in the new FOCUS Integration Brief: https://t.co/bp1x9n7HkU. #refugees #MigrationResearch #MigrantIntegrationEU

Event recommendation: "Covid-19 and Systemic Resilience: What role for #migrant workers? - An online Research and Policy Conference". Monday, 9 November, 09.00 - 17.30 CET, open and free to all.
Info: https://t.co/kMnTpgrzDB
Registration: https://t.co/h9PsjDWvUM
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Do you share our interest in fostering #integration with a strong focus on agency and inter-group relations, and on emotional and social capability? Sign up to the FOCUS community to receive updates on project results and activities and get involved! https://t.co/F20CwccXxy

Refugees face additional challenges when it comes to labour market #integration. The new FOCUS Integration Brief takes a closer look: https://t.co/bp1x9n7HkU. #refugees #MigrationResearch #MigrantIntegrationEU

🚩Integration Brief number 3 is out now: https://t.co/iAYGMRxCAm. @MalmoMigration and the FOCUS consortium have been working hard. #FOCUSforRefugees #MondayMotivation

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Do you share our interest in fostering integration with a strong focus on agency and inter-group relations, and on emotional and social capability? Sign up to the FOCUS community to receive updates on project results and activities and get involved!


This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 822401.

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