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
A global action to promote and protect the rights of migrants in targeted countries, migration corridors and regions, through coordinated civil society action.
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.
A specialized reception centre to assist migrants with psychological needs.
A reception centre at the border offers a central and known space that supports migrants with initial basic assistance and accommodation.
Existing blood services have been expanded to support the needs of incoming migrants. As a result, in emergency situations, where blood is needed, the lives of migrants can be protected.
A programme linking young migrants to older mentors, who provide them access to the knowledge, experience and networks of people established in the system, to increase the likelihood that migrants find work.