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European project Sliding Doors

(EACEA-52-2019-1 / 625532)

The aim of this project is to analyze the integration processes of migrants from a broad socio-historical perspective. The project is therefore about understanding these issues by combining academic work and civil society and by involving the inhabitants of nine European countries in order to provide, at the end of the project, recommendations to the different European institutions.

The project will be divided into seven stages:

  1. training : through webinars and a summer university held in Besançon (august 2021), training sessions on the history of migrations from Antiquity up to today, migration routes, forced labour and slavery towards and inside Europe ;

Once the technical-scientific committee has been set up, the website and the associated social tools created, the first activity will concern the training of partners who will then coordinate the territorial surveys. It will be preceded by the collection of a questionnaire in all partner states, from "native" citizens and citizens of third countries, in order to find out the main opinions and prejudices on the subject of immigrant integration.

Transnational training sessions of 50 hours through the web, with the realization in local sub-groups of in-depth analyses and exercises on the history and law of migration in and towards Europe between the 19th and 21st centuries. It will examine whether and how situations of intolerance and conflict have evolved positively, in terms of the real integration of migrants in the new countries and their contribution to the resolution of local socio-economic crises.

Training period:05/04/2021 -28/05/2021

Direct participants : 25

  1. field surveys: interviews with immigrants and visitors from sites and museums dedicated to migrations in order to identify best practices ;

Participants to the training phase, supported by experts and actors in the sector, through non-profit partner associations, will interrogate citizens - first of all immigrants, but also visitors to migration sites and museums - on the evolution of the themes and events studied, as well as on the results of the preliminary questionnaire on the most widespread prejudices, in order to detect possible solutions.

Quantitative and qualitative report on the characteristics, evolution and perspectives of stigmatization and discrimination against immigrants in Europe, laying the basis for: creating products (technologically innovative but easy and widespread) that tackle them and act on a daily basis; developing regulatory recommendations and good economic practices that discourage them; activating concrete services/facilities.

Period: 31/05/2021 - 30/07/2021.

In all partner countries. Direct participants: 800

  1. analysis of resultsby the network of partners.Debate and presentations of results during workshops gathering the results of the project and the recommendations;

The experts who designed and promoted the project, coming from universities, researchcenters/archives, non-profit civil society organizations, municipalities, will analyze, through webinars but also during the summer university in Besançon, the results of the territorial surveys and the resulting report, in order to deepen the feasibility and sustainability of the most shared and significant proposals received from the citizens involved and expressed by a large majority of the discriminated groups.

The experts coordinating the survey and its analysis will submit to the technical-scientific committee a first draft proposal of good practice recommendations for EU decision-makers, elaborated both in terms of regulatory innovations that discourage and condemn any form of stigmatization of immigrants and new services - information and guidance, but also social assistance and economic support - to foster their genuine integration.

Period: 02/08/2021 - 01/10/2021

FromBesançon onlineand during the summer university. Direct participants: 25


The results of the surveys will be presented and discussed in the territory, among and by the citizens: through real workshops (preceded by press conferences at the Local Authority of reference and with the decisive contribution of the European Solidarity Corps) to translate the indications into concrete - practical - shared, widely disseminated results.

Réalisation dans tous les pays participants au projet d'un atelier d'analyse, de débat et d'approfondissement sur les résultats des enquêtes, organisé par les associations et les centres de recherche qui traitent des questions de migration, de protection des droits, d'assistance quotidienne. Les citoyens participants seront collectés et sélectionnés pour émettre des avis et des propositions ciblées sur les objectifs, les caractéristiques et le contenu des produits et les recommandations.

Carrying out in all the countries participating in the project of a workshop for analysis, debate and deepening on the results of the surveys, organised by associations and research centres dealing with issues of migration, protection of rights, daily assistance. Participating citizens will be collected and selected to issue opinions and targeted proposals on the objectives, characteristics and content of the products and recommendations.

Period: 04/10/2021 - 17/12/2021

In all partner countries. Direct participants: 300

  1. Dissemination of resultswith international scientific publications but also through a website, a multimedia exibition, an active presence on social networks and an applicaiton for smartphones;

The direct involvement of migrants and poorly active/under-represented/marginalized citizens, favoring a feminist and anti-racist perspective, leads to results that deepen and disseminate the issues addressed for a new broad press campaign throughout the EU; raising awareness and social commitment of the population at large towards the duty to overcome stigmatization, which is a source of discrimination, violence and also used as a matter of convenience in times of crisis.

Exhibition: multimedia, in the places and with the various actors of best practices of integration implemented.

Video-clips: by migrant women and volunteers

App for smarphone: everybody, from its smartphone, will be able to play the migrant that will have to choose between various « sliding doors » (with a geo-referenced guide on the places of the history of migration).

Immersive newspapers: that can be downloaded from the App, that can be modified in real time

Period :10/01/2022 – 29/04/2022

All partner countries. Direct participants: 100

  1. conference : international event that will take place inBesançon (august 2022) during which participants will validate the results of the research;

All the products of the project will be presentedduring an international event in Besançon, but which will be held simultaneously in all partner countries in the form of an Electronic Town Meeting. There will thus be an alternation of entertaining moments with reports, debates and workshops coordinated by the project leader.

Réalisation simultanée dans tous les pays partenaires du projet, diffusion sur le site web ("ElectronicTown Meeting") et sur les canaux Facebook et Youtube, de l'événement présentant les résultats des phases d'enquête et de débat. Le colloque constituera également l’occasion d’analyser, finaliser et voter/valider– directement par les « citoyens auteurs » participants – des recommandations de bonnes pratiques élaborées par le Comité technico-scientifique et qui devront être validées.

Simultaneous realisation in all project partner countries, dissemination on the website ("Electronic Town Meeting") and on the Facebook and Youtube channels, of the event presenting the results of the survey and debate phases. The colloquium will also be an opportunity to analyse, finalise and vote/validate - directly by the participating "citizen authors" - the good practice recommendations drawn up by the Technical-Scientific Committee and which will have to be validated.

Period 09/05/2022 - 23/05/2022

All partner countries. Direct participants : 200

  1. presentation and implementation of the results: with the contribution of the MEPs already implicated in the project, presentation of recommendations during press conferences held in the three cities hosting the EU and in Rome. In 4 countries, with the support of youngs from the European Solidarity Corpse, opening of counselling offices to bring a concrete support to immigrates.

The Recommendations of Good Practice, designed by citizens and formalized by scholars and MEPs of the CTS, focus on proposals for regulatory reform at EU level, and on training/economic incentives to support reception/assistance services for "fragile" citizens and against stigmatization/discrimination of immigrants. The coordinators indicated are "direct participants".

Dissemination of recommendations/ models of best practices for the integration of immigrants, with a vademecum on relevant services and a database on the phenomenon of migration in Europe, which can be implemented continuously on the website, at four press conferences held as discussion groups - with MEPs supporting the project - in the capitals of the European Parliament (Strasbourg, Brussels, Luxembourg) and in Rome.

Period30/05/2022 - 30/09/2022Bruxelles, Strasbourg, Luxembourg, Rome.

Direct participants:50


During the final phase of the project, with the support of young people of the European Solidarity Corps and in agreement with the local administrations of the cities in which they will be based, a councelling and information office will be activated in four of the countries promoting the project, to provide concrete support to any person, "fragile subject" or "weak group", who makes a justified request, but above all aimed at the new immigrants welcomed by the partner associations.

Opening in Besançon and at three other non-profit partners in as many countries promoting the project, not only of guidance offices (with dissemination of the vademecum linked to the recommendations and connection to the site's database), but also of a support function of a psychological nature and/or social housing. The term "direct participants" in this activity refers to the members of the non-profit organizations that will manage the counters.

Period: 30/05/2022 - 02/09/2022 InFrance, Italy, Hungaryand Belgium (to be determined). Direct participants:25

Total budget: 150 000 Euros


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