RaCIP – Raising Capacity for Inclusive People engaged in private sponsorship

Project supported by AMIF programme of the European Union, RaCIP involves 9 partners from 5 countries

RaCIP will enhance capacity building for organisations operating Private Sponsorship (PS) schemes or otherwise engaged in community-based support to refugees’ integration. The project will feature several pilot schemes aimed at scaling up existing PS and strengthening community-based efforts by experimenting PS initiatives in the Member States involved. RaCIP will replicate the community-based sponsorship model developed in Portugal by Jesuit Refugee Service. This model will be further improved through the assimilation of good practices experimented throughout the MS such as, among others, the family-based sponsorship operated by the Refugees Welcome Programme.

Two goals inspire this action:

  • boosting the capacities of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and local communities
  • promoting the active involvement of refugees in their integration process.

Thanks to study visits and desk research the project will gather and analyse existing good practices to design training paths in the MS addressed to families, students, social entrepreneurs and CSOs participating in the pilot schemes. The project will develop mentoring and peer-to-peer activities to provide refugees with social, educational and professional support throughout the settlement process. The project will facilitate access to the job market designing tailored vocational training for refugees. To ensure the correct implementation of the project and establish the basis for future replicability, a monitoring system will be developed. Monitoring activities will gather crucial information needed to develop an evaluation system in order to assess the relevance, effectiveness and sustainability of the project.

In the short and medium-term, the beneficiaries will be both the refugees located in partners’ countries and all the participants involving in the pilot phase. In the long term, the institutions and European CSOs will benefit from the project’s enhancement of good practices through dissemination activities.

Find out more on RaCIP website.