New Channels for the Integration of Third Country Nationals (TCNs) in the Local Community
The program “New Channels for Integration” delivers multiple actions addressing children, adolescents, adults and Parents of TCNs in various dimensions of the integration of TCNs in Cypriot society.
In particular, Program actions are addressed to TCNs who enjoy refugee status or subsidiary international protection status (meaning of Directive 2011/95/EU), to asylum seekers or who enjoy temporary protection (meaning of Directive 2001/55/EC), are being or have been resettled in or transferred from a Member State, reside and work Lawfully in a Member State, comply with the specific measures and/ or conditions prior to departure, as defined by national and European legislation, including measures relating to the ability to integrate in the Cypriot society as an EU Member State.
Further, the Project is addressed to children, adolescents, adults and parents of TCNs legally residing in Cyprus with one of the status mentioned above. The origin of these individuals may be from Palestine, Syria, Africa (Cameroon, Nigeria, Kenya, Somali) Vietnam, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Kurds, Philippines, or India and they might be:
The Project addresses to organized groups of migrant organizations (from Philippines, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Chinese, Arabs, Africa, Vietnam, etc) other NGOs and local social protection structures active in facilitating the integration of YTX into the local community.
☒ Children & Family Policy
☒ Citizenship & Civic Engagement
☒ Social Cohesion & Identity
☒ Participation in political processes and in decision-making
☒ Cultural awareness
☒ Mental Health Support
☒ Cultural Identity Preservation
☒ Language Training
☒ Language Assessment
☒ Intercultural communication
☒ Study Visits
☒ Mentoring Services
New Channels for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals (TCNs) in the Local Community was implemented in Nicosia, Cyprus. This was a collaborative project administered by Nicosia Municipality, as the Lead Partner. The rest of the partners of the project were Ayios Dometios, Engomi and Lakatamia Municipalities, the Nicosia Municipality Multifunctional Foundation and the consultants “NVK Advent Consulting” and “Losadeal Ltd”.
The geographical scope of the proposed Action includes primarily the Municipalities involved in the Action (Nicosia Municipality, Agios Dometios Municipality, Engomis Municipality and Lakatamia Municipality) which are geographically cohesive.
For the above reasons, the support of vulnerable groups is a timeless priority for the city of Nicosia. The development of policies for social protection, integration and acceptance of diversity is a fundamental concern. Nicosia’s local authorities are actively involved in shaping national social policy, claiming national and European resources, and working with the central government and civil society to resolve social inequalities and secure social rights for all its citizens.
MMC, Nicosia, Cyprus