Check out our newly redesigned webpage!
Take a moment to see how easy it is to navigate the site, and to find resources in English and Spanish you might have missed. We have also added a page for IRC’s global Resettlement and Integration Technical Assistance resources, known as RITA.
EURITA.org is a resource hub for resettlement and integration practitioners in communities around the world. We offer resources, learning opportunities, and technical assistance designed to support practitioners and policy makers in countries with emerging resettlement programs.
Search the site for practitioner resources, guides and toolkits, templates, curricula, studies, e-learning modules and videos. You will find easy to use assessment tools to assist in determining whether your existing programming and services are in a nascent, emerging or mature stage. No matter the context, these tools help identify gaps in service provision and the steps and resources needed to further evolve programming.
New Resource: Cultural Orientation Insights
Cultural Orientation (CO) is an education program for refugees and asylum seekers designed to help ease adjustment into their new communities. Cultural Orientation Insights is a guidance document for practitioners on implementing standards of Cultural Orientation for refugees and asylum seekers. This resource provides an overview of Cultural Orientation; who should attend, what topics should be covered, modalities for delivery and how to make sessions interactive.
In November, the IRC sponsored a delegation of policy makers and practitioners representing 10 European and Eurasian countries to two U.S. resettlement sites. Delegates participated in a week of activities designed to expose them to mature programming in the areas of strength-based case management and community engagement. In Phoenix, Arizona, and Salt Lake City, Utah, delegates met with integration practitioners, refugee entrepreneurs, refugee employers, community partners, and representatives of state and local government. They visited agricultural projects, schools with specialized services for newcomers, a Welcome Center for asylum seekers, a refugee-owned business, a refugee-focused medical clinic, and an apartment complex with dedicated units for refugees. Delegates came away from the experience with an appreciation for the importance of coordination and collaboration at the local, regional and state levels, as well as a focus on early employment for refugees.
Below: Delegates from 10 European Member States with IRC staff meeting the Mayor of Phoenix