Data protection

Data protection in surveys rolled out under the “Join Us” campaign (registration, knowledge needs, CoP networks and call for practices). In compliance with the provisions of Articles 13 and 14 of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the Protection of Personal Data (the “Regulation” or “GDPR”), the text below indicates the methods that we adopt with respect of the privacy of those concerned, describing how we collect, use and protect personal information, the rights recognized to those concerned and how they can contact us.

Purpose of this consultation

The purpose of the surveys is to: a) identify existing Communities of Practices (CoPs), knowledge needs and practices on migrant integration; b) populate the stakeholder database that is being created as part of the SPRING (Sustainable Practices of Integration) project; and c) give respondents the possibility of being kept informed and involved on future project activities.

The partners that make the SPRING Consortium are: Fondazione per le Iniziative e lo Studio sulla Multietnicità (ISMU), Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (EUR), International Catholic Migration Commission Europe (ICMC-Europe), Universität Für Weiterbildung Krems (KREMS), International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), Solidar, Migration Policy Institute Europe (MPI-Europe), Youngminds, Migration Policy Group (MPG).

Voluntary participation

The participation in the surveys is voluntary. This means that the choice to participate is up to you. It is therefore your right to accept or not to accept to take part in the interview. You may also interrupt your participation in the interview at any point, if you want to do so. In addition, if your feel there are questions that you would not like to answer, you are absolutely free to refuse. Withdrawal from participation will not incur any consequence for you.

Purpose of the Treatment

Data will be collected in the context of the SPRING Project – Sustainable Practices of Integration. In addition to non-personal data on your organisation and on CoPs, knowledge needs, practices, we will collect two categories of personal data: name and email of respondents. By treating this data we want to ensure that at least one of the surveys has been completed and that answers are not automated. You may also choose to be contacted to receive updates on and be involved in the SPRING project by providing the ad-hoc consent.

Data processing method

Personal data can be accessed only by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), as partner responsible for the surveys, by Youngminds, as partner in charge of the development of the SPRING Platform, and by Fondazione per le Iniziative e lo Studio sulla Multietnicità (ISMU), as SPRING coordinator. This data will not be share within or outside the SPRING Consortium.

Data storage

Personal data will be kept for the time necessary to fulfill the specific purposes for which they were collected. Personal data is stored on servers located in the European Union and on our service-provider servers (Amazon’s AWS service - main servers located in Virginia, USA and backup servers located in Frankfurt, Germany - see more) .

Rights of the participants

At any time, you can exercise your rights towards the data controller, pursuant to Articles from 15 to 22 and of the Article 34 of the GDPR. You may exercise your rights at any time by sending an e-mail to

Data Controller

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) responsible for data protection on behalf of ISMU is Mariarosa Gaetano. The DPO can be contacted at

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