SPRING Project


Sustainable Practices of Integration





Short description of the project

SPRING is a two-year project funded under the Horizon 2020 programme and bringing together some of Europe’s most well-connected integration researchers, think-tanks and stakeholder networks with the support of global stakeholders. Focused on the integration of recently arrived migrants in the context of the large-scale arrivals of refugees and other migrants since 2014, it aims to develop a toolbox to improve the innovation, effectiveness and sustainability of the work done by Europe’s integration stakeholders at national, regional and local levels.

SPRING will do so by:

  • engaging with relevant communities of practice
  • collecting evidence on sustainable and effective integration policy practices
  • identifying successful and sustainable practices targeted at the integration of newly arrived migrants
  • promoting an evidence culture in integration policy
  • creating innovative knowledge exchange tools on sustainable practices of integration.

The project will mobilise significant research, networks and communications capacity and will gather, summarise and share the best available research and evidence on the effectiveness, innovation, transferability, sustainability and evaluation methods for integration policies and practice. This evidence will summarise the findings of EU projects funded under Horizon 2020, AMIF, European Social Fund and Erasmus+ as well as relevant public and private donors.




Fondazione ISMU (IT)
Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL)
Danube University Krems (AT)
International Centre for Migration Policy Development (AT)
Solidar (BE)
MPI-Europe (BE)
Youngminds (RO)
ICMC Europe and the SHARE Network  (BE)


Ottawa Universty (CAN)


Eurocities (BE)


For more information on the SPRING Project, please contact Juliette Benet, Communication & Outreach Officer and ICMC Europe's focal point for the SPRING project at benet@icmc.net.


This webpage was co-funded by the European Union's

Horizon 2020 programme