Our Projects

2009-2013 – Local Integration Project

Since 2009, Charity Centre for Refugees has been UNHCR implementing partner within The Local Integration Project (LIP). LIP is a two-year regional project (2009-2011) covering three countries Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. Its total cost for the three countries is 2.586 mln Euro, to which the European Union finances about 77% and UNHCR – 23%.

Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine have established legal framework for protection of refugees and have a status determination procedure. However, the integration of refugees did not receive much attention and support. Recognizing this gap and the need for action, the governments of the three countries requested the assistance of UNHCR and the European Union.

Objectives of the Local Integration Project:
  • to generate understanding and support for the integration of refugees among decision-makers and the society at large;
  • to help the Governments and refugee-assisting organizations to deal with refugees and their integration in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine;
  • to create favorable environment for recognized refugees, persons benefiting from subsidiary protection in Moldova and Belarus, and recently naturalized refugees in Ukraine with real possibilities to integrate into the local societies.

For more information visit www.unhcr.org.ua/unhcr_mol

2008-2010 – MATRA Project

In 2008-2010, CCR was implementing organization within the MATRA project, initiated by the Netherland Ministry in Foreign Affairs, named “Strengthening the legal and social support for asylum seekers and refugees in Moldova”. The CCR goal was to implement activities which would facilitate the integration of refugees and asylum seekers in the host country.

CCR being one of the four implementing organizations in Moldova was responsible for:

  1. Management of project activities coordinated by CCR including the social cultural orientation for new comers;
  2. Contributing to common activities including developing common vision and division of tasks, brochure about rights and duties of asylum seekers and refugees, website, development of volunteer policy and selection, training and guidance for volunteers, common case management system;
  3. Participation in and contribution to trainings and workshops;
  4. Communication with the Refugee Directorate and national and regional stakeholders;
  5. Submitting narrative and financial progress reports;
  6. assisting in the final evaluation of the project.

Computer Training for Refugee and Asylum Seeker Children
(Granted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bucharest)

The Charity Centre for Refugees holds computer classes for refugee/asylum seeker community since 2002 based on grant from the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Bucharest. Interested refugee/asylum seekers and their children have the possibility to attend the courses at the Centre.The computer course offer a good chance to refugee/asylum seeking children and adults to enlarge knowledge and obtain good results at school and in their professional life. Thus, the Centre ensures the formation of a self-reliant refugee/asylum seeking community. Access to the internet is available to the interested refugees and asylum seekers in Moldova, as well as to the local population.

Cinema for the Refugee/Asylum seeker community and the Local Population
(Granted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bucharest)

Since 2002, CCR holds video presentations which usually include feature, documentary films and cartoons shown to the refugee/asylum seeker community and the local population. The cinema provides beneficiaries with additional information and news, promotes understanding of the environment, familiarises them with the common situation and major problems faced by refugees and asylum seekers all around the world, including in the Republic of Moldova. The cinema offers a good chance to refugees and asylum seekers and to the local population to enlarge knowledge and to enhance closer communication between the refugee and asylum seeking community on one side and the local society on the other side. Thus, the Centre supports the formation of a self-reliant refugee/asylum seeking community.