FOCUS podcast on dynamic integration

Episode 2 – coming soon

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 June 2022, led by the IFRC 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.

So happy to meet again in person at the Consortium Meeting in Copenhagen

We are really happy to have been able to meet again in person at the Consortium Meeting in Copenhagen September 14-16. A lot of good discussions to bring the project to its finish line (only 9 more months to go). Thanks to everyone being there and thanks to the Danish...

Summary report of Forum II on MHPSS: Out now!

The FOCUS Living Well Together Forum #2 ‘Mental health and psychosocial support in dynamic integration’ took place on 21 June 2021. Renowned experts Alison Strang, Guglielmo Schininà and Dean Ajduković discussed why we should not make trauma and vulnerability a...

Introducing the FOCUS podcast on dynamic integration

FOCUS has created a podcast where we discuss the different aspects of dynamic integration. Episode 1 - Co-creative and participatory approaches to dynamic integration, based on our Living Well Together Forum in February, is out now - enjoy!The FOCUS Living Well...

The 10th International Congress on Migration and Mental Health is coming up!
Date: Sat. 30 Oct. – Sun. 31 October, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Format: face to face and online (all presentations available to stream live during both days) @BathSpaUni

2/2 FOCUS partner @BIM_HU_Berlin + @ChariteBerlin offer training sessions (in German) including FOCUS findings:
2) „Wie verstehen wir Integration ...?“
Thur, 23 Sept, 3 pm - 5 pm (UTC/GMT +2:00) |

1/2 FOCUS partner @BIM_HU_Berlin + @ChariteBerlin offer training sessions (in German) including FOCUS findings:
1) "Erscheinungsformen von Rassismus in Gruppendiskussionen zum Thema Integration"
Wed, 22 Sept, 10 am - 4 pm (UTC/GMT +2:00) |

FOCUS General Assembly meeting at @IFRC_PS_Centre in Copenhagen: Everybody is happy to meet again in person! Very constructive discussions help to get a clear picture of the last project months ahead of us. #integration #MigrantIntegrationEU #refugees #FOCUSforRefugees

Missed the last FOCUS Forum on Mental Health and Psychological Support in Dynamic Integration? Read our summary report here: and stay tuned for the next episode of our podcast (coming soon)!

"A Central Clearing Clinic to Provide Mental Health Services for Refugees in Germany" is a recent publication by FOCUS researcher Ulrike Kluge from @ChariteBerlin (and others):

"Understanding multiethnic and multiracial
experiences globally: towards a conceptual
framework of mixedness": recent publication by FOCUS researcher Nahikari Irastorza, Senior researcher at @MalmoUniversity (and others):

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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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