The project was implemented in France, Germany, and Russia.
The project created the conditions for the exchange of experiences about the integration of refugees and immigrants between employees of regional- and city-administration, museums, libraries, representatives of civil society, architects, and artists from France and Germany with their colleagues in Russia.
Many institutions that are apparent to be very far removed from engaging in finding solutions for the problems immigrants and refugees face (e.g. museums or libraries), turned out to be very effective actors in the process of integration and adaptation. Art initiatives that function on the level of civil society and with the support of the local administration can be just as effective.
This level of work with immigrants focused on the topics of inclusion, integration, and adaptation, allows for a shifting of focus from the political and statistical, to the discussion of the daily life problems that immigrants face.
The participants of the project, which took place in different formats (work meetings/Ateliers and summer schools) met in Paris and Berlin, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don - in big city centers, in which a substantial amount of experiences in the regulation of migration processes were gathered. In general, the project was visited in different formats by around one hundred people, mainly specialists from Russia.
The project ended with a series of public discussions on different current topics. By taking part in this format, well-known specialists had the opportunity of sharing their experiences and knowledge from different studies with the broad public.