Jordanian intercultural cities take part in seminar on “Social innovation for refugee inclusion”
October 4, 2016
As part of the EU-CoE Joint Programme South II, four representatives of Jordanian members of the Intercultural cities network participated in the “Social innovation for refugee inclusion” seminar, organised in Brussels on 12-13 September 2016, by the European Council of Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) jointly with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the Council of Europe and its network of Intercultural cities.
Through a series of workshops animated by speakers from civil society organisations, refugee groups, cities and private sector representatives, participants were brought to explore and discuss innovative measures and alliances which scale up successful social innovation programmes for refugee integration and inclusion. The added value of technology in facilitating refugee integration was discussed alongside topics covering structural solutions such as political change, housing and higher education needs of refugees.
The EU-CoE Joint Programme “Towards strengthened democratic governance in the South Mediterranean” – South Programme II, 2015-2017 – funded with a budget of EUR 7.4 million – aims to contribute to the reinforcement of democratic governance in the Southern Mediterranean region by supporting the development of new constitutional and legal frameworks; contributing to the creation and expansion of a common legal space between Europe and the Southern Mediterranean and fostering regional co-operation in the field of human rights, Rule of law and democracy.
Co-operation activities under the South Programme are primarily directed to Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan and open to other countries from the Southern Mediterranean, through regional activities or targeted bilateral activities. (EU Neighbourhood Info)