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Integration happens at the local level. Refugees should be viewed as survivors with capacity. Early access to employment leads to self-sufficiency. These and other lessons learned through the International Rescue Committee’s decades of experience integrating refugees are shared with receiving communities around the world through the RITA project. Resettlement practitioners and service providers, as well as representatives of municipalities, national governments, and civil society will find here practical tools and templates, adaptable to any country context, as well as useful links to external resources. Choose from any of the five categories below, or search by topic, resource type or language using the search tool. For information on our work in Europe, please check the EURITA page.
Case Management Strategies
Training and resources highlight best practice program models and service delivery techniques to effectively engage with and support refugees and asylum seekers using a strength-based case management approach.
Training and resources focus on practical and proven methods to support refugees in accessing the labor market.
Information Sharing & Cultural Orientation
Training and resources offer proven approaches and modalities for the sharing of information with refugees, asylum seekers and their new communities as well as how to coordinate the provision of services among refugee service providers.
Interpretation & Language Access
Training materials include skills and ethical practice for integration practitioners, interpreters and cultural mediators and realistic solutions to overcoming language barriers.
Training and resources offer strategies for building capacity in advocacy, volunteer management and shared cultural experiences to promote community exchanges with refugees and asylum seekers.
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A EURITA guidance document for practitioners on implementing standards of cultural orientation (CO) for refugees and asylum seekers. It provides an overview of CO; who should attend, what topics should be covered, modalities for delivery and how to make sessions interactive.Read more...
This EURITA resource, designed for Cultural Orientation (CO) providers, is a compilation of supplemental lesson plans on eight key topics which are essential to newcomers in Europe and can be incorporated into an existing pre or post arrival CO training.Read more...