Over the last year the EU has witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of refugees and migrants travelling to the continent with more than a million new arrivals. This unprecedented inflow of people, many of whom are vulnerable individuals seeking international protection, presents a challenge across Europe not only in terms of their immediate reception, but also in terms of their longer term integration in society. Innovative and creative approaches are needed to build inclusive communities and realise the potential contribution of refugees and migrants.
The European Commission looked for innovations in products, technologies, services and models that can support the integration of refugees and migrants. Ideas could relate to any aspect of the reception and integration process including but not limited to:
The Competition helped the most innovative ideas to turn into real projects which can achieve sustainable impact.