Project Partners

VAI project is set up by 10 partners from Academia, Civil Society, Local Government and the Media. The partnership is balanced between Mediterranean countries, Italy and Greece, that ultimately have a role of gateway to Europe, and traditional immigrant destinations, such as Austria and Germany.

European map showing the logos of the partner organisations in their respective countries.


Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Logo Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

The project is coordinated by Aristotle University Thessaloniki, the largest Greek university, supporting excellent education and research in a wide range of disciplines. The activities of the School of Spatial Planning & Development span across different scales of planning, geography and development studies, including research on migration, supported by a strong infrastructure allowing for advanced methods and techniques. Find out more…


UNICAL – University of Calabria

Logo University of Calabria

University of Calabria is a leading university in Southern Italy, a region that has recently seen a large intake of people in need of international protection, experiencing integration models, practices and techniques of reception and support. UNICAL brings a relevant expertise because of its research experience on migration and integration issues and on the resettlement process. Find out more…


Leibnitz University of Hannover

Logo Leibnitz University of Hannover

As part of the University of Hannover, the overall aim of the Research Group AGORA – Civic Education is to enable both young people and adults to acquire skills and competences for active citizenship and participation at all levels of social and political life, to be able to pursue a self-determined life. Find out more…


Hellenic Red Cross

The Hellenic Red Cross, member of the International Movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, is the biggest and oldest humanitarian organization in Greece. HRC’s mission is based on volunteering, aiming to alleviate human suffering both in war and in peace by supporting the injured, elderly and vulnerable population groups in general, regardless of their political, racial, religious or ideological background. So far, 1,262 Red Cross volunteers have supported and continue to support the activities in all operational sites. Find out more…


Piraeus Municipality

Logo Municipality of PiraeusPiraeus Municipality constitutes the first port and third biggest municipality settlement in Greece. It exercises all the policies related to its mission as a local authority, including social policy, trying to meet the needs of migrants/ refugees temporarily or long-term residing in the City of Piraeus that is the first place to arrive for TCNs from the islands. Find out more…


Four Elements

Logo Four ElementsFour Elements acts primarily on prevention, information, planning, evaluation and preparation of studies and sensitization actions in the field of human resources development, environment, health, welfare and culture. Since its establishment Four Elements has undertaken numerous projects and programmes, many in collaboration with large well-established organizations both in Greece and abroad. Find out more…


Cidis Onlus

Logo Cidis Onlus

Cidis Onlus has been working to guarantee equal rights and opportunities to migrants since the 80’s, developing a deep knowledge of every aspect of integration. To this date, the NGO hosts about 300 refugees & asylum seekers, including unaccompanied minors and offers free services to the migrant population of four Italian regions. In its 30 years of activity, Cidis has been closely cooperating with Italian institutions, training public bodies & developing best transferable practices. Find out more…


Verein Multikulturell

Logo Verein Multikulturell

Verein Multikulturell – Tyrolean Integration Centre is a NGO aiming to enhance the intercultural dialogue and education and to promote the professional, social and cultural integration of migrants. The organization promotes the social and professional skills of migrants and refugees in collaboration with the Government and other State institutions like the Chamber of Commerce, job centres, schools as well as social organizations and societies. Find out more…


FREIRAD Innsbruck

Logo Radio FREIRAD

FREIRAD is a Free Radio with Open Access, inviting as many people as possible to bring their themes and contents on air themselves. This appeal is directed particularly at individuals and groups that are largely ignored by established media. In this way FREIRAD aims to counteract social marginalisation. It offers a great variety of formats, cultures, generations and languages. FREIRAD is best seen as a platform for information, music & experiments over the airwaves, via Internet and cable, as a medium for people and opinions. Find out more…


Initiative Minderheiten Tirol

Logo Initiative Minderheiten

Initiative Minderheiten has been advocating for and contributing to creating a society that acknowledges and affords equal treatment and equal rights to minorities in their individual life concepts regardless of their ethnic, social or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or dis/ability. The organization edits a quarterly journal “STIMME von und für Minderheiten”. Initiative Minderheiten has two offices, one in Vienna and one in Innsbruck, that works primarily in cultural & educational projects. Find out more…