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After three years of good cooperation and exchanges among 18 partners including trade unions, local and regional authorities, civil society organisations, research institutes, the project UMN is coming to an end. The final event which took place on 13-14 December in Brussels, gathered representatives of the project partners, local and national authorities, trade unions, civil society organizations, EU-level institutions. The conference provided a venue for exchange on successful local migrants and refugees’ integration practices, mobilizing stakeholders working on migrants and refugees’ integration, facilitating the access of information and services to migrants, and planning joint actions and future cooperation.

Representatives of SDA and CITUB, the two Bulgarian partners in UMN, attended the conference and presented the results and outputs of the project in Bulgaria. The project was an opportunity for SDA to build a local coalition of employers and civil society organizations to support the integration of third-country nationals in the labor market. The legacy of this coalition is instrumental for all future initiatives of SDA and Sofia Municipality for the economic, social, and cultural integration of third-country nationals in the city.

UMN project co-funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.