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The International Dialogue Centre and the European Commission Representation in Austria co-organized a two-day Experts Workshop in Vienna, where participants developed recommendations to help young people seeking refuge more effectively integrate in European society. The workshop took place at the headquarters of the International Dialogue Centre and the House of the European Union. It aimed to align the efforts of existing organizations and individuals actively supporting the integration of newcomers to Europe, by developing recommendations on policy and programmes, as well as exploring potential partnerships across Europe.

The workshop convened experts from the policy community, faith-based actors, and welfare organizations who examined the perspectives of young people seeking refuge in Europe, to better understand how they see the world and perceive the religious ‘Other’. Through the activities and discussions of the workshop, they sought to understand the driving factors behind these perceptions, and created policy and programmatic recommendations to address these.