BE with U: Technical Support to Public Services in Belgium for the Welcoming and Integration of Persons Displaced by the Crisis in Ukraine is a joint initiative which supports public services in Belgium and the Walloon region for the welcoming and integration of Ukraine displaced persons. Since the onset of the crisis in Ukraine, public services in Belgium have faced an unprecedented influx of displaced persons. Displaced people from Ukraine are granted Temporary Protection status at the federal level but are received and assisted by numerous public services, local networks and organizations in different regions in Belgium.
The objective of the project is to develop a coordination mechanism at the federal level and in the Walloon region between the stakeholders providing support and protection to Ukrainian displaced people. This joint initiative, funded by the Directorate-General for Structural Reform and Support of the European Commission (DG REFORM) is divided into two workstreams, each with specific partners and a geographical area:
- Stream 1: A partnership at the federal level between the Federal Public Service Social Security (FPS SS) and the Public Planning Service Social Integration (PPS SI). The objective is to increase coordination capacity between stakeholders at different institutional levels in Belgium. In addition, the project aims at improving data collection as well as the sharing and monitoring of this data.
- Stream 2: A partnership with the Service Public de Wallonie, Intérieur et Action Sociale (SPW IAS). The objectives are to obtain a comprehensive overview of the integration landscape and to increase and improve coordination amongst all relevant stakeholders and socio-economic actors at regional and local level.
This project is funded by the European Union via the Technical Support Instrument and implemented by IOM, in cooperation with the European Commission between June 2022 until June 2023.
Info sheets can be downloaded below in FR, EN and NL.
FPS SS / PPS SI
You can read more in the dedicated webpages of our partner the Federal Public Service- Social Security in Dutch, French and English. Service Public de Wallonie, Intérieur et Action Sociale (SPW IAS) gives more detailed information here.
If you would like more information, please contact:
Anke VAN DE VELDE