The European way of life is an inclusive one. Integration and inclusion are keys for people coming to EU, for local communities, and for the long-term well-being of our societies and the stability of our economies. This means empowering those facing disadvantages, while ensuring our communities are united and cohesive. It means giving equal opportunities to all to enjoy their rights and participate in community and social life, regardless of the background and in line with the European Pillar of Social Rights. It also means respecting common EU values as enshrined in the EU Treaties and in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, including democracy, the rule of law, the freedoms of speech and religion, as well as the rights to equality and non-discrimination. These fundamental values are an essential part of living.
BRICS – BuIldIng SoCIal BRIdgeS by aRtIStIC InItIatIveS aims to improve the social inclusion of immigrants through the development and improvement of their competences (social, cultural, values, organizational, educational, etc.). The consortium’s goals involve a great strategic challenge, as it will develop innovative digital products, foster learning and develop joint initiatives, and exchange experiences; since in each one of the countries of the consortium, diverse policies are applied and different inclusion resources exist. The partnership is aware that migration is a phenomenon that is part of European history and part of the cities of the consortium. The proposal understands social integration as an essential element and as a permanent multidirectional process of creating a new common ground to live together. BRICS aims to invest in this goal in connection with the project results’ sustainability. BRICS points out that it is necessary to change and adapt all types of public services: housing, admission to the labor market and education programs according to the immigrants’ needs.