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Fund for Refugee Employment and Education - FREE

 

Project summary:

FREE was a feasibility study, according to a Dutch model, including the composition of a country-report and the creation of a data-bank, which contained the results of the questionnaires and contacts completed in 2002 to examine the possibility study to examine the implementation of a fund which supports asylum seekers and refugees through scholarships and loans to foster integration in the education sector and labor market in Austria. The project was financed by the European Fund for Refugees, coordinated by three international NGOs (WUS/RETAS Great Britain, UAF The Netherlands, OCIV Belgium) and implemented in fourteen EU countries, where the team from Graz assumed the comprehensive study for Austria. Authorities, educational institutions, NGOs and businesses were interviewed. Subsequently there was a conference in Amsterdam.

 

Project dates:

2002-2003.