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Sustainable Practices of Integration (SPRING)

SPRING is a two-year project (2021-2023) focusing on the integration of newly arrived migrants in the context of the large-scale arrivals of refugees and other migrants since 2014. SPRING aims to develop a toolbox to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of the work done by Europe’s integration stakeholders at national, regional and local levels.


The SPRING consortium consists of some of Europe’s most well-connected integration researchers, think-tanks and networks with the support of global stakeholders.

SPRING mobilises relevant research, networks and communications channels, highlighting the best available evidence on the effectiveness, innovation, transferability, and sustainability on integration practice and policy.

SPRING is coordinated by Fondazione Iniziative e Studi sulla Multietnicità and implemented by MPG as well as a number of other partner groups. Evidence will ultimately summarise the findings of EU projects funded under Horizon 2020, AMIF, European Social Fund and Erasmus+ as well as relevant public and private donors.


Engaging with relevant communities of practice
Address concrete needs and obstacles to access information and create appropriate contents and formats for knowledge exchange.

Collecting and synthesising evidence on sustainable and effective integration policy practices
Increase access to relevant knowledge among practitioners and policymakers.

Identifying successful and sustainable practices

Target the integration of newly arrived migrants, giving particular attention to concepts such as transfer, adaptation and upscaling.

Promoting an evidence culture
Self-evaluation toolkits and capacity-building events.

Creating innovative knowledge exchange tools
Build an interactive platform serving the needs of relevant communities of practice.