The Danish Red Cross has been developing and testing methods and models to strengthen cooperation between local government and civil society in order to ensure the best possible integration of refugees. The “Bridging” project has been ongoing from January 2014 until now, involving five Danish municipalities and over 30 civil society organisations. Through using the method of co-creation, key actors from municipalities and civil society, in cooperation, identify needs and formulate new solutions to integration challenges.
Danish Red Cross offers all newly arrived refugees a “buddy” in their local community. A buddy provides the newly arrived refugee with practical guidance in, opens doors to local networking, and cultural and lingual interpretation easing the way for the new citizens into Danish society and local community
Provision of language lessons and employer referrals to help migrants find employment.
A trained group dedicated to supporting migrants who are resettled from camps into a host community.
Vocational training provided to asylum seekers in reception centres.
Smart practices report and database survey
About the report
People migrate in pursuit of a better life for themselves and their families. As described in the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Policy on Migration, “migrants are persons who leave or flee their habitual residence to go to new places – usually abroad – to seek opportunities or safer and better prospects.