On July 21, 2021 Gergana Tzvetkova from the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) presented the ITFLOWS project at а regular meeting of the Integration Working Group. It was established by UNHCR and the Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants and exists since 2017. It aims at ensuring a coordination response to integration-related needs, in close cooperation with institutions and organizations working in the areas of asylum and refugees, education, employment, housing, social assistance, citizenship, language classes, vocational training, recognition of skills and qualifications, family reunification, health care and other refugee and human rights-related areas. The IWG serves as a common platform for support with various protection and solutions activities.
The meeting was attended by representatives of major organizations working with asylum-seekers and refugees in Sofia, Bulgaria. Gergana Tzvetkova presented the project consortium, the main objectives of ITFLOWS, as well as key events planned for the coming months. The presentation and the ensuing discussion centered on the EUMigraTool – the final technological product of ITFLOWS, which is expected to aid frontline workers by predicting migration flows and detecting risks of tensions related to migration.