Further development of integration coordination in Wachau-Dunkelsteinerwald

The sewing group as a place to get to know one another © Verein Impulse Krems
The sewing group as a place to get to know one another © Verein Impulse Krems

Approximately 600 asylum seekers and recognised asylum seekers currently live in the Wachau-Dunkelsteinerwald region. Building on the work done in the asylum and integration coordination project, targeted measures and offers should be put in place to improve the integration of people who fled to us in recent years. A central role will be accorded to the people already well advanced in the integration process.

The big challenge now, after the first major wave of help, is to continue approaching one another and actively building bridges between the population and the people of foreign origins, in order to build constructive co-existence in the municipalities and towns. No room should be given to initial attempts at exclusion or the creation of parallel societies.

The measures will be coordinated by the association Impulse Krems and agreed with relevant institutions. The project comprises measures for dealing with language barriers, should help to impart cultural and social values, but also offer people space to continue fostering their native culture. Voluntary activities should be accelerated and supported, and appropriate projects built up. School projects are also planned.

Particular attention will be placed here on the use of available resources and existing offers.

Discussed in the project selection committee: 18.12.2017
Project promoter: association Impulse Krems
Funding level: 80%
Project duration: 2 years
Supported by the federal government, the federal province and the European Union (LEADER).