This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Refugees Initiative

Migrant Information Center

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INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

University of Nicosia

COUNTRY

Cyprus

CITY

Nicosia

Address

46 Makedonitissas Avenue, CY-2417
P.O. Box 24005, CY-1700
Nicosia, Cyprus

WEB SITE OF THE INITIATIVE


EUROPEAN PROJECT

The Project Migrant Info-Center (MIC), is co-funded by the European Commission from the Asylum Migration and Integration Fund (90%) and the republic of Cyprus (10%). Project Number: CY/2019/AMIF/SO2.NO2.1.3/3

TYPOLOGY

- Health services
- Help desk and supporting services for refugee students
- Housing for refugee students
- Language and other introductory courses for refugee students

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Refugees of second generation

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

The University of Nicosia in collaboration with the research organisation CARDET, and the Cyprus University of Technology implements the Action entitled: Migrant Info-Centre (CY/2016/AMIF/SO2.NO2.1.3). The Action is co-funded by the European Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (90%) and the Republic of Cyprus (10%).
MIC is going to fill a huge ‘gap’ on the integration services available and to make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of foreign people who live in Cyprus. MIC supports the access services and resources that meet migrants’ needs and gives emphasis on building new skills towards harmonically adjustment to the Cypriot cultural and social environment

The aim of the project is the provision of psychosocial and information services to migrants and refugees that reside in Cyprus, in order to achieve their social inclusion in the local society. The centers operate in Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol and Paphos and amongst other offer informational services on migrants’ rights and obligations, translation and interpretation services, job and accommodation assistance, opportunities for learning courses and referrals to other organizations.
The provision of services is implemented under a range of different methodologies such as: social and psychological support and use of technological advancement, direct and indirect communication with governmental and other services.
The main pillars of the provision of services are the following:
• Job finding assistance
• Referral to Language Courses
• Referral to Health Services
• Social Support

RESULTS AND IMPACT

The 4 Migrants Information Centres have achieved the following results:
1. 6000+ people were informed about its services
2. 5600+ people received social and/or psychological services