Submitted by Kate Jackson on Thu, 11/08/2018 - 11:30


BIC’s Phoebus project aims to connect professionals across cultural boundaries by sharing skills between local and refugee artisans. BIC hosts a series of workshops, bringing together local professionals and refugees with similar backgrounds, facilitating collaboration and a productive exchange of skills and knowledge. BIC’s key role is to design a shared space for cross-cultural professional learning, and providing clear opportunities for contact, cooperation, and collaboration. By harnessing and sharing the professional skills of the local Brussels community, BIC helps to pave the way for refugee integration, promotes understanding between refugees and host country residents. BIC also works to capture lessons from Phoebus’ workshops and facilitate understanding for how the EU can help employers boost refugee integration.