European Conference on the Contribution of Civil Society to the Integration of Refugees in Europe
The handling of the continuing influx of refugees remains a great challenge for Europe. Beyond the question of admission and registration regulations, integration and social participation of refugees make up the most pressing issue in many European countries. This will not succeed without the contribution of volunteers and civil society.
With this European Conference the organisers BBE und European Volunteer Centre CEV aim to
- Highlight the important contribution of civil society in the support and attendance of refugees across Europe
- Showcase examples of good practice and encourage project transfer, especially in the areas of sports, arts and culture as well as through mentoring programmes and within the cooperation of (local) governments and civil society
- Promote cross-border cooperation of civil society initiatives, especially on the issue of attendance of refugees.
The organisers wish to contribute to a truly European civil society dialogue on value-based approaches and transnational cooperation within the engagement for refugees.
The conference language is English.