Geographical Coverage: Hungary and Austria
Duration: 15 April 2017 – 30 June 2018
Donor: Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of the European Union (national allocation)
Partner: Municipality of Budapest
Summary: The objective of the project is to enhance the integration of third-country nationals in the city of Budapest. To this end, the project envisages support for building the capacity of the local administration to develop and implement local integration strategies, to set up migration information points, and to establish partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
The interventions include : (1) implementing a study tour to Austrian cities with identified best practices and formulating policy recommendations for the Municipality of Budapest, with a view to improve the capacities available in Budapest regarding local integration measures; and (2) establishing a Migrant Information Desk (MID) which will provide information on migrants’ rights and obligations, residence and legal issues, education and health systems, labour market and social services, specific migrant support services and any other issues affecting migrants in Hungary. During the operation of the MID, IOM Budapest and the Municipality of Budapest will coordinate closely to evaluate the effectiveness of the services provided and to explore opportunities to further develop the services and help other Hungarian cities to establish a similar service point.
Enhanced capacities at the local level will contribute to a more efficient integration of third-country nationals living in the capital.