Monday, 24 January 2011

CARDET to Develop Information Guides for Migrants

The international NGDO CARDET was recently awarded two projects by the Cyprus Civil Registration and Migration Department, to conduct research and design two information guides for migrants. The first guide will provide general information on Cyprus and will be addressed to migrants living in the country. The Cyprus Information Guide will be developed in the context of the European Integration Fund. It is envisioned that the guide will facilitate the integration process of the migrants and help them learn basic aspects of local policies, culture and history. Furthermore, it will help migrants to identify opportunities for employment, access to education, health care and social security and increase their civic engagement.

The second guide will be developed in the context of the European Return Fund. It will be addressed to migrants living in Cyprus and who are about to return to their country of origin. The Country of Origin Guide will be developed for Syria, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The primary objective of the guide will be to help migrants, returning to their country of origin, to re-integrate to their local society. It will provide information on the local labor market of their country, opportunities for vocational training and education and contacts to local organizations (i.e. NGOs) that provide relevant assistant.

The development of the guides is co-funded by the European Solidarity Fund (75%) and the Republic of Cyprus (25%) and will be completed by the end of June 2011

CARDET is also looking for information and contacts with similar experience. For further information please contact us at or visit the website

Information provided by Sotiris Themistokleous, CARDET

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