Closing Conference of the CDMiR4Ukraine project

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PRESS RELEASE

The Novapolis Association – Center for Analysis and Initiatives for Development, together with the Romanian National Council for Refugees Foundation and the Center for Public Innovation, organized on 06 of March 2024, the closing conference of the CDMiR4Ukraine project: Raising awareness of human rights and equal treatment for Ukrainians refugees from Romania.

With this occasion the activities and the results of the project were presented and was highlighted how the awareness regarding human rights and equal treatment for Ukrainian refugees in Romania was increased by providing services and information materials, especially in terms of access to socio-economic rights, and among public authorities, society civil society and other relevant actors, encouraging local and national cooperation, including through concluding relevant partnerships and elaboration of a Guide on access to the labor market for migrants and beneficiaries of temporary protection.

Within the project, support was directly offered to  2000 Ukrainian refugees in Romania by conducting entrepreneurship courses, holding consultation sessions with communities in different cities of the country, organizing information sessions on access to socio-economic rights and the labor market, as well as and capacity building sessions and working sessions with employers, social partners, and public authorities. At the same time, a series of suggestions and recommendations were provided regarding legislation,  various normative acts, and measures aimed at improving services and access to rights and benefits for Ukrainian refugees in areas such as: education, access to social benefits, and support for people with disabilities, the integration of refugees into the labor market, the provision of humanitarian support and assistance by the Romanian state to foreign citizens or stateless persons in special situations, coming from the armed conflict zone in Ukraine, social inclusion, prevention of workplace harassment and others.

The event benefited from the presence and interventions of the project beneficiaries and representatives of the Civil Society Development Foundation, program operator, UNHCR Romania, the National Agency for Employment (ANOFM), the General Inspectorate for Immigration (IGI), the National Agency Against Human Trafficking ( A.N.I.T.P), the School Inspectorate of the Municipality of Bucharest and the Law Center of the Lawyers from the Republic of Moldova who discussed the importance of providing support and assistance to Ukrainian refugees in Romania presenting relevant data and information from their activity.

The CDMiR4Ukraine project: Raising awareness of human rights and equal treatment for Ukrainian refugees in Romania is implemented by the Novapolis Association – Center for Analysis and Initiatives for Development in partnership with the Romanian National Council for Refugees Foundation and the Center for Public Innovation, with the financial support of the Active Citizens Fund Romania, programme funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through EEA Grants 2014-2021. The duration of the project is 12 months, being implemented between 15th of March 2023 and 14th of March 2024, with an estimated total eligible cost of 199,900 Euros.

CDMiR brings together 23 non-governmental organizations, being the only Coalition of Romanian civil society active in the field of migration, asylum and integration.

For further information please contact Ms. Alexe Narcisa, Expert Novapolis Association, tel. 0766.304.610, asociatianovapolis@gmail.com.

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