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