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RACCOMBAT - Preventing and Combatting Racism and Xenophobia through Social Orientation of Non-Nationals



Project description

In 2017, a team of researchers and practitioners from Bulgaria, Belgium, Greece, Latvia, Austria and Romania has gathered under an effort funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) to see whether and how their countries, and other Member States, provide social orientation to third country and other non-nationals. The team's goal is to prove that social orientation is, can and should be turned into a common tool to give knowledge about law and fundamental rights and empower both migrants and host societies against racism and xenophobia.


Project aims

- innovative approach to non-nationals’ language tuition and social orientation to incorporate rule of law education element

- mainstream integration in relevant policy portfolios

- acquaint general public with best practices in social orientation.




- map existing integration frameworks in 12 EU MS

- analyse courses’ curricula and implementation in six MS

- collection of best practices and guidelines on including tolerance and non-discrimination topics throughout integration process


For whom?

- Integration service providers

- Migration and integration stakeholders and policy makers

- Host societies and non-nationals


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Project results:

Mapping Soziale Orientierung: Fallstudie Österreich (Deutsch)... (PDF)

Mapping of social orientation: the case of Austria (English)... (PDF)

Mapping Soziale Orientierung: Fallstudie Deutschland (Deutsch)... (PDF)

Mapping of social orientation: the case of Germany (English)... (PDF)


Project team

Isabella Meier

Maddalena Vivona

Ingrid Nicoletti

Simone Philipp


Projekt dates

August 2017 - July 2019