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1 LeCiM – Learning Cities for Migrants Inclusion Stories, results and lessons of the project in Budapest

2 Budapest Chance Nonprofit Ltd. Since 1996 The headquarter and three branch offices, visited by 3.000– disadvantaged job-seekers per a year, for job opportunities and advice Target groups: permanently unemployed people, homeless people, mothers returning from childcare, Roma people, people with low level of education and career-starters Equal Opportunity Office of Budapest (FEMI, since 2002): innovation center and coordinator of the equal opportunity policy of Budapest Operates several employment and equal opportunity target projects in Budapest, with reliance on European Union and domestic funds

3 Migrants in Budapest Demographical: Foreigners with residence permit: ~ (4,3%); foreign born citizens who obtained citizenship: ~ (2,9%); refugees: a few hundred Nationalities: ethnic Hungarians from neighbouring countries (39 000), Chinese (8 500), EU-15 nationals (8 000), other European (6 700), Asian (6 000), African (fewer) Age and gender structure: ~ 85% years, more men (different pattern than non-migrant society) Historical background: immigration in last 20 years, most of ethnic Hungarians and economic migration; Labour market situation in Budapest: better labour market opportunities than in country; activity rate of migrants is higher than that of the total population; Education: not lower, may be higher than local population – the labour market can’t react on it

4 Urgent needs of migrants  Information (on social and healthcare services, housing...)  Adequate/client-tailored public services  Hungarian language knowledge/access to Hungarian language courses  Legal aid  Adequate housing  Educational needs  Employment-related needs  Pychological needs (and special needs of women)  Cultural needs, need for tolerance, for social networks

5 Situation and needs of NGOs  Funding (as anytime, anywhere)  Logistical needs: easily accessible, well-located client service offices and training rooms  Cooperation with authorities: Protocols on transfering cases (e.g. between Reception Centres and NGOs) Coordinated team work in complex cases (e.g. refugee families facing with multiple difficulties)  Training Languge learning (Russian, Asian languages, Arabic, Persian etc.) Communication skills, conflict management

6 Urgent needs of public authorities  Need for training Sensitivisation / Consciousness raising Language learning (Asian languages, Arabic, Persian etc.) Communication skills, conflict management  Supervision (especially for those who are dealing with clients) Promoting the development of professional competences Preventing burn-out  Need for cooperation with other authorities and NGOs Protocols for interagency cooperation, regular channels for information excange Clear division of the tasks, case conferences

7 Berlin Modell to Budapest Pro: This supporting-form is easily available, could work in supporting young roma people. (Could adapt some parts of it later) Con:  Not similar situation: migrants in Budapest are higher educated, elder and have better labour market-situation than Berlin.  It seemed too expensive

8 Dunkerque Modell to Budapest Pro: NGOs needs help in logistical things, trainings, developing the organization Con:  Not similar situation: there’s not really NGOs of migrants in Budapest, migrants aren’t visible in cultural and political themes in Budapest, and we don’t know their exact needs on it yet.

9 Why we wanted the Bologna Modell to Budapest (PROs) Both NGOs and public authorities need communication and cooperation to each other There is some issues on it already: Local action plan on equal opportunities, NGO Office and Migrant Office in Municipality of Budapest New local authority wants (as we thougt before election) some centralized and cooperative method in: social system, public employing system and the system which supporting minorities We could use it on working with other target groups (especially Roma people) This cooperative modell could make a cheaper and more efficient system (in long term period) on supporting minorities The modell involve and sensitize the citizens(see: Antena)

10 Bologna Modell to Budapest CONs Can’t see real cons before, only two important questions:  If the local authority want and could make really work a this kind of cooperation?  How we could involve them really into a this kind of project – because of carrying about migrants is not the activity of the LG only responsibility of the State Government

11 First local workshop October Involved: about 10 stakeholders Theme: Summary on the project and the modell Expected outcome: stakeholders’ agreement on cooperation, common decision: what to adapt exactly Problems:  LG just changed 3 days before the workshop  Nobody saw the goals and the system of the new LG  Nobody represented the LG on the workshop  so we didn’t get our expected outcome Next step: meeting before the 2nd ws

12 Meeting between workshops February With: 3 stakeholders Theme: Involving the LG: tell them why it should be good for them? Expected outcome: Collection of reasons and probable profits for involving the LG Outcome: Done Main reasons in it: 90% of migrants live here and use the health, education and social system of the capital Professionals and insitutes (suppliers) haven’t prepared for working with migrants (not as a client, nor as a collegue) Next step: 2nd ws

13 Second local workshop March With: about 10 stakeholders Theme: Summary on the project and the modell, working on the detailes of cooperation Expected outcome: agreement on cooperation Outcomes: Probable detailes of the cooperation Especially the system of Antenna and a consulting board for migrants Probably next steps:  agreement between NGOs  and a suggestion (based on the outcomes of the 2nd ws) to the LG  Training of migrants and after 3rd ws involve them in the consulting board and develop the Antenna system with them

14 Between 2nd and 3rd workshop The suggestion Main activity: Create a suggestion to the LG Points: Set up a consultation board involve: NGO, LG, State Migrant Office, suppliers of social, helathcare and education system Working on financial modells, common project, cooperation protocols and chanels of information exchanging Involve migrant persons in this board and into the civil workshops of the Municipality (see above) Sensitising suppliers of the capital and give them information on migrant issue to the (for helping them to work with migrants) Insert migrants as a tagret group to the local actionplan of the capital for equal opportunities Undersigned by: 8 NGO and Budapest Chance NLtd.

15 Between 2nd and 3rd workshop Other activities Trying to involve migrants in our trainig on equal opportunity Trying ask migrants about discrimination: stories and information- needs  Invited10 persons in last two activities, but it wasn’t succesfull (none of them came) Problem:  NGOs didn’t trust enough in LG and  They afraid that BPE try to get their business and their budget  Migrants wasn’t motivated enough to join, we think they couldn’t really see, what could be their prompt and future profit on it. Next step: 3rd ws

16 Third local workshop September With: about 10 stakeholders Theme: LG’s reaction on the suggestion of NGOs detailes of cooperation Expected outcome: Agreement on cooperation between NGOs LG promised to set the board up in next January Probably problems:  Afraid that LG’s political viewpoints overwrite NGOs professional viewpoints (threat)  We can’t finish in the term of this project, afraid the efforts could disappear after it (threat)  NGOs trust could be a weakness

17 Probable outcomes till the end of the project and after Agreement/next steps:  Before January NGOs work out a plan of a common project on housing, employing and sensitising issues  Searching for calls and later: apply with the first common project  Keep this issue on the table of the LG  Ask the LG join in this project, and ensure the retention what need Other links: Medical Graduate and Postgraduate Institute’s SIMIGRA project (help migrants who have medical degree to get a job) Office of Ombudsman interested in the project Representative of the LG joined to National Contact Point of the European Migration Network

18 Thank you for your attention! Tea Erdélyi (Garadnay)


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