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Comprehensive guidance on implementing the FOCUS Approach

FOCUS: A research project on integration

How to live well together

FOCUS in a nutshell

FOCUS final video

“When we want to, we can cope”

FOCUS is an EU funded research project running from January 2019 to June 2022, led by the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support hosted by the Danish Red Cross with partners from nine countries (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark France, Germany, Ireland, Jordan and the United Kingdom).

FOCUS aims at deepening the understanding of critical dimensions of integration. The project takes stock of the decade passed since the arrival of more than 1 million refugees and migrants from Syria and other countries (UNHCR 2018), with a special emphasis on psychological and social factors, and makes this knowledge accessible in an efficient and useful way.

FOCUS policy note: MHPSS as part of dynamic integration

As FOCUS concludes its work, we are issuing a series of short policy notes which summarise key findings and outputs. European and national integration strategies are increasingly acknowledging the importance of mental health and psychosocial support provision within...

FOCUS Triangulation report out

The FOCUS Triangulation report is out! The European Union’s definition of integration as a “dynamic, two-way process of mutual accommodation by all immigrants and residents of Member States” builds the basis of the research conceptual understanding of the term. FOCUS ...

FOCUS approach and case study summaries available in seven languages

The FOCUS approach and case study summaries have been translated into seven languages: Croatian, French, German, Polish, Spanish, Swedish and Ukrainian and made available in the Living Well Together Resource.

FOCUS policy note: Findings and policy implications of research in Croatia

The FOCUS research outputs range from detailed field surveys to a structured approach to promoting dynamic integration in this broad and diverse field. Research focused on post-2015 Syrian refugees and members of the communities where they now live. This included the...

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Do you share our interest in fostering integration with a strong focus on agency and inter-group relations, and on emotional and social capability? Sign up to the FOCUS community to receive updates on project results and activities and get involved!

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 822401.

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