Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy (FCEI) is responsible for project coordination.
Based on first-hand, long-standing experience in implementing Humanitarian Corridors (HC) and developing pre-departure and post arrival activities for beneficiaries, it will coordinate and facilitate co-design by all partners of methodology, eligibility criteria, common standards, shared operating procedures and tools for use throughout the project. In WP3, FCEI will coordinate matching beneficiaries to different programmes and host countries, implementation of the diverse pathways and delivery of pre-departure and post-arrival activities. At national level, it will host and support beneficiaries who have arrived in Italy via the HC admission pathway.
Acknowledging the minimal provision offered by the Italian welfare state to refugees, Refugees Welcome Italia (RW-I) will facilitate access to homestay accommodation as a form of second reception for certain selected refugees.
UNHCR, INTERSOS and Forum réfugiés (FR) will support the pre-departure phase (assessment, identification, interviewing and orientation) from bases on the field. Additionally, Intersos and FR will respectively implement at national level (Italy and France) a student pathway (for UNAMs) and a university pathway.
Evangelische Kirche von Westfalia (EKvW), Justice & Peace and Fons Català de Cooperacio al Desenvolupament (FCCD) will advocate for and implement additional places and complementary pathways at national level in Germany, the Netherlands and Spain, Justice & Peace and Fons Català directly engaging with local municipalities.
Proactiva Open Arms (POA) will operate flights, making available to the project a private aircraft owned by one of its donors. It will also host on its school boat the final wrap-up conference in Barcelona.
Building on methodology and tools co-designed during WP2, Associazione Associazione Frantz Fanon (AFF), MOSAICO and RESET will lead and coordinate common post-arrival orientation for beneficiaries and host communities. Reset will focus on community building, whilst AFF and Mosaico will focus on ethno-psychological issues. Mosaico, thanks to its solid network of other diaspora organisations in host MS, will also promote collaboration and support among host communities, beneficiaries and local diaspora communities.
Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) and Migration Policy Institute Europe (MPIE) will be in charge of project dissemination at EU level. MPIE will provide a monitoring and evaluation framework and will produce evidence-based research to create awareness of success factors and areas for improvement for the Action.