Sofia Development Association published the Sofia City Integration Audit Report, assessing the policies and practices to integrate third-country nationals. The audit was implemented between June and August 2018. It included both traditional tools like desk research and focus groups with third country nationals and local and national authority experts, and innovative instruments for broad citizen participation – city walks with checklists and photovoice, specially developed as methodologies in the framework of the project. In result over 100 citizens took part in the integration audit and assessment of Sofia, thus validating its conclusions and recommendations.
The report contains evaluations, conclusions and recommendations regarding third country nationals integration in Sofia, and covers areas like employment, education and training, access to basic services, active citizenship, security and safety.
The Integration audit report is developed as part of the INTEGRA project, lead by Sofia Development Association and co-financed by EC’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.