The MigraNet Project began in 2016 and lasted until May 2017, with the League for the Defence of Human Rights (LADO) as the main Romanian organisation running it. The project created a network aimed at improving the process of integration for beneficiaries of protection (BP), i.e. refugees and third country nationals (TCN), typically labour migrants in the Romanian context. The project offers the capacity for cooperation between institutions and relevant actors, as well as supporting BP and TCN economically, socially and culturally.
This is the first and only project connecting institutions and non-governmental organisations working with refugees in Romania and it allows refugees to access all the information they need by simply arriving at one point of this network. For instance, a BP who goes to a social worker will be told about counselling services, Romanian language courses, cultural meetings and many other things. The project is supported by a network of intercultural mediators, a network of journalists, and academics. The project has had a number of publications, local seminars, counselling services, Romanian language courses and hundreds of beneficiaries.
The MigraNet project offers assistance and guidance in three areas. First, it offers guidance services for access to the labour market. Second, it offers counselling services regarding the rights and obligations of migrants in Romania; medical, educational, social protection, legal and psychological assistance; and help with obtaining Romanian citizenship and a residence. Third, the project offers material support for numerous needs that include the payment of health insurance, medicines, psychological services, costs of document translation and legalisation, legal services, Romanian language courses, groceries, kindergarten or boarding school costs etc. http://ladocluj.ro/proiecte/migranet/