About the Project

The overall objective of STIRE is to foster that resettlement process by contributing to the social and cultural support (prior to departure and after the arrival) of the resettled, by facilitating capacity building activities in the receiving communities and by enhancing cooperation and partnership between resettled and host communities in Austria, Croatia, Italy, Ireland, Romania and Slovenia.


For resettled, better establishment of a new existence in EU countries through better knowledge and understanding of the culture, the social system, the language and other information necessary to navigate through the new administrative and legal system.

For professionals, officials as well as volunteers engaged in the reception of third-country Nationals, better preparation for working in an intercultural setting as they will have greater understanding of cultural differences and intercultural skills.

For host communities, increased competence in interacting with third-country nationals and supporting their integration.

For all, stronger cooperation and partnership through increased information and knowledge about social and cultural issues linked to resettlement and people involved.  


A needs analysis of resettled and host communities.

A website to deliver information throughout the process: pre-departure, on the way to the host country and at arrival.

Socio-cultural-orientation workshops to provide first hand essential information for third-country nationals after arrival.

Tailor made seminars with participants in receiving communities to equip those working with resettled with additional skills and tools.

Public events to promote cooperation and partnership between third-country nationals and their host communities as well as enable community involvement by volunteering.

Exhibitions and cultural markets to enbale artistic self-expression.


  • website with basic information
  • online partnership database
  • country specific guide book
  • workshop and seminar curricula for TCNs and receiving communities
  • community guide for volunteering