The project management was carried out in framework of Work Package 1 Project management and co-ordination

The Project was managed by 4 Partners:

The development of dialogue activities in the Project was divided into 3 phases:

    Work Package 2 Dialogue needs assessment: comparative analysis

The goal was to explore the existing types and forms of dialogue platforms in partner countries; the analysis synthesised findings of previous research and face-to face interviews with dialogue platform stakeholders. In addition to facilitating factors the activities also focused on the analysis of the intended outcomes and impact of different kinds of dialogue platforms. The novelty of this project was that the while there are several good general overviews of the preconditions for establishing successful dialogue platforms there is a need for a more specific and detailed analysis of advantages and disadvantages and success factors of different types of dialogue platforms on integration.

Comparative Analysis of Dialogue Platforms in Estonia, Latvia and Sweden

    Work Package 3 Piloting dialogue platforms

The strategic focus of this Work Package was to test dialogue platforms in order to find out current strengths and weaknesses. For this purpose, a series of dialogue events were held in 3 countries - Estonia (in Tallinn 15-16.04.13), Sweden (in Södertälje 29-30.08.13), Latvia (in Riga 26-27.09.13).

    Work Package 4 Development of guidelines and training

The project concluded with a series of training seminars focusing on results ensuing from the developed guidelines and the tested dialogue events.

Guidelines for Integration Dialogue Platforms

The trainings took place in all participating countries - Estonia (in Narva-Jõesuu 22.11.13 and in Tallinn 18.12.13), Sweden (in Södertälje 14.11.13), Latvia (in Riga 16.11.13 and 20.11.13). The participation in the trainings was open to non-project related partners and other stakeholders as well; among participants, there were immigrant or ethnic minority associations, consultative bodies, research institutions focusing on immigration related issues, i.e. all dialogue stakeholders. This equipped the future dialogue organisers with necessary and useful skills for establishing successful dialogue platforms on integration.