ABOUT SPRING

Sustainable practices of integration

Gather, summarize and share the best available research and evidence on integration.

EU-funded two-year project aiming at making integration policies at national, regional and local levels more effective, more evidence-based, more innovative, more transferable, and more sustainable.

SPRING will summarise relevant evidence and disseminate the most practical resources in a user-friendly manner in order to match the specific profile and needs of the communities of practice.

  • Mapping and engaging with relevant stakeholders around communities of practice
  • Mobilising significant evidence that matches stakeholders’ knowledge needs
  • Identifying successful and sustainable practices for the integration of newly arrived migrants
  • Promoting an evidence culture in integration policy and building a dialogue with national and local policy makers, public sector, NGOs, businesses and grassroots initiatives 
    creating innovative tools for transferring knowledge

The communities of practice will shape the project through piloted participatory techniques for assessing needs, co-designing activities and identifying solutions and policy implications.

Launch Conference

8th June 2021
3:00-5:00pm CEST
Zoom Webinar

See the conference agenda and conclusions.

Promoting evidence-based Communities of Practice on migrant integration

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The SPRING Project

The SPRING partnership brings together some of Europe’s most well-connected integration researchers, think-tanks and networks with the support of global stakeholders.

WORK PACKAGE 1

ENGAGING COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE ON INTEGRATION WITH A PARTICIPATIVE APPROACH

WP1 identifies existing communities of practice (CoPs) as well as new actors in the field of integration of newly arrived migrants, engaging them in a participatory approach to detect their needs based on their experience.

Leader: ICMPD

WORK PACKAGE 2

COLLECTING AND SYNTHETISING TAILER MADE EVIDENCE ON INTEGRATION POLICY PRACTICES

WP2 builds a systematic classification system for the collection, mapping and synthesis of evidence on integration policy practice that is rooted in the knowledge needs of communities of practice.

Leader: EUR

WORK PACKAGE 3

IDENTIFYING AND ANALYSING SUCCESSFUL, SUSTAINABLE, TRANSFERABLE PRACTICES

WP3 identifies EU-wide practices that stand out for being successful and sustainable, creating a pool of practices that will be validated and disseminated through the SPRING online platform.

Leader: MPG

WORK PACKAGE 4

PROMOTING AN EVIDENCE BASED CULTURE IN INTEGRATION POLICES AND PRACTICES


WP4 supports communities of practice (CoP) self-evaluate their practices for better outcomes & better data. It also involves policymakers by promoting sound understanding of what constitutes robust evidence and how to use it. Overall, it explores incentives to encourage evaluation and an evidence culture in integration practice and policy.

Leader: MPI

WORK PACKAGE 5

CREATING AND DISSEMINATING INNOVATIVE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE TOOLS ON SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES OF INTEGRATION

WP5 develops an interactive online platform serving practitioners and policymakers through a database of practitioners, a database of practices and a database of evidence, allowing for the dissemination of evidence in the integration debate through flagship events aimed at communities of practice, policymakers, and researchers at EU level.

WORK PACKAGE 6

PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LIASON WITH EXTERNAL ACTORS


WP6 ensures the operational management and technical vitality of the SPRING project, addressing technical, administrative and financial issues; ensuring liaison with external relationships between the project and the European Commission and other external stakeholders.


The Consortium:

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In collaboration with:

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SPRING has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement 101004635. All views expressed are those of SPRING and the European Commission is not responsible for any use of the information this website contains.

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