Cultural Orientation Network Meeting #1

Launching 2019 EU-FRANK Experience Exchange Program on Cultural Orientation

This event is the first event in a series of three tailor made networking events/seminars that will be rolled out within the EU-FRANK Networking and Exchange Program on Cultural Orientation during 2019. The seminars will cover different aspects of the CO process that are important for CO trainers to consider before, during and after delivery of trainings. The seminars will be interactive in nature and provide opportunity to showcase and learn from different models and experiences.

In between these events, as a complement to the seminars, the project will facilitate practical learning opportunities between participants in the form of study visits or peer-to-peer exchange meetings, depending on participants’ needs and wishes. The participants will also be provided with exclusive insight into new approaches that are developed and tested within the framework of EU-FRANK, and will have the opportunity to try out new ways of working together with new or existing partners.

Kindly note that EU-FRANK encourages participants to take part in and benefit from all three networking events throughout 2019, as well as in-between activities depending on their availability. The remaining two network meetings are tentatively planned for June and November 2019.

Agenda overview

The Exchange program for orientation trainers will provide a platform for dialog, information exchange between MS practitioners and relevant operational partners. The program is developed and delivered by EU-FRANK partner organisations from EU Member States together with key stakeholders such as the IOM and ICMC.

The first seminar within the CO Network will aim to:

  • Bring together EU MS+ pre-departure practitioners and partners
  • Identify and learn from participants’ models and experiences
  • Present and discuss key findings from recent research by the Migration Policy Institute on approaches to CO in Europe
  • Introduce CO related tools developed by EU-FRANK or other actors
  • Assess possible cooperation between participants/States
  • Discuss ways to collect input from resettled refugees and municipality actors.

A detailed agenda and more information will be shared with registered participants in January.

Who can register?

EU-FRANK welcomes practitioners (orientation trainers) within EU Member States, UNHCR Mena, IOM Mena, ICMC, EU-FRANK project team, EASO representatives. The program holds 15 places. The EU-FRANK project offers to cover the costs for flights and hotel accommodation for 1-2 participants per registered state and organization for max 2-3 nights. Register your interest in participating through the form below.

Remember to check the guidelines for participating in project activities here.


Stockholm, Sweden

Time and date

27 Feb 09.00 - 28 Feb 16.00, 2019