Resettlement and Integration Technical Assistance (RITA)
RITA is a training and 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, no matter the context. From case management, orientation and interpretation services to employment and community engagement, RITA’s focus areas reflect real-world needs. Easy to use assessment tools determine whether integration programming and services are in a nascent, emerging or mature stage, and outline strategies for future success.
RITA is committed to promoting self-reliance and healing among resettled refugees and asylum seekers, helping emerging resettlement countries to effectively grow their programs and advancing the expansion of resettlement commitments of countries who see the benefits of integration.
The EURITA project, initially funded by the U.S. Department of State in 2017, was launched to work collaboratively with European countries by learning from strategies that have been successful in the U.S. The EURITA project is now funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), to strengthen pre-departure and post-arrival Cultural Orientation (CO) activities by supporting European integration practitioners and the exchange of best practices. For information on our work in Europe, please check the EURITA page.