Transnational Element of the ASSET UK Project

The EQUAL Programme
European Integration Project (EIP) manages the Transnational element of the British Refugee Council's involvement in the EQUAL Programme. The EQUAL Community Initiative aims to develop new solutions to exclusion and discrimination in the labour market, by working in partnership across the EU. The British Refugee Council is the lead agency in an UK partnership focusing on the social and vocational integration of asylum seekers, and has formed a transnational partnership with the Danish Red Cross, working on similar issues. EIP is also in partnership with the Dublin Vocational Education Committee and the Kista Open Academy in Sweden. These transnational partnerships facilitate the exchange of good practices developed during the implementation of the national EQUAL programmes.

EIP plays a key role in Europe-wide networking and policy development under the EQUAL programme and represents ECRE on the steering group of the Asylum Seekers European Thematic Group. The European Thematic Group (ETG) aims to play an important role in the identification and dissemination of European good practice and policy lessons that are helping asylum seekers to integrate.

EIP produces a regular bulletin on refugee employment rights and more general topics related to integration. If you would like receive the bulletin, please use the following subscribing form or contact Saba Khan, the project's Information Officer, on +44 (0)20 7820 3080.

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Further information

For details of EQUAL programmes throughout Europe visit the EQUAL Common Database.

Visit the EQUAL website for more information on the transnational element of the EQUAL programme.

Find out more about the Asylum Seekers European Thematic Group [ETG5], other Development Partnerships, their transnational activities, the ETG5 policy framework and working methodology on the European Commission website.

Go to the ECRE website for further information on its integration projects.

For further information the British Refugee Council's previous work on refugee integration in Europe go to

To find out more about a Europe-wide Local Authorities network that also includes NGOs and Refugee Community Organisations working to improve the reception and integration of asylum seekers and refugees in Europe go to

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The UK Asylum Seekers Development Partnership - ASSET UK is part funded by the European Social Fund under the Equal Community Initiative Programme.