LINK-IT project

LINK IT: Linking pre-departure and post-arrival support to facilitate the socio-economic integration for resettled refugees in the EU

What is LINK IT?

LINK IT is an innovative project aimed at delivering better integration outcomes for Syrian refugees resettled from Jordan, Lebanon and turkey to Germany, Portugal, Romania and the United Kingdom.

The project focuses on strengthening the link between pre-departure and post-arrival integration support for refugees.    

LINK IT activities include developing and piloting a pre-departure skills assessment tool to capture the skills profile of resettled Syrian refugees, organizing information sessions to host communities, producing information videos sharing experiences of resettled refugees and offering tailored post-arrival support to refugees.

Through strong partnerships in participating member states, the project has delivered innovative pre-departure and post-arrival integration measures throughout the integration continuum and has facilitated mutual learning and exchange among partners.

LINK IT is led by IOM, The UN Migration Agency, in partnership with the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC EUROPE), the British Refugee Council (BRC), Asociatia Serviciul Iezuitilor Pentru Refugiatii Din Romania (Jesuit Refugee Service Romania), Caritasverband Fur Die Diozese Hildesheim E.V (Caritas Friedland), and Conselho Portugues Para Os Refugiados (CPR). The project is co-funded by the European Union's Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. 


For more information, you can download the following documents:

LINK-IT Info Sheet  
LINK-IT, EU Integration Practices for resettled refugees 
LINK-IT Skills Profiling Report, July 2019