Local integration is one of the most realistic durable solutions available for refugees in Ukraine. Key areas where UNHCR Ukraine seeks to facilitate local integration are:
- Advocacy (to streamline the legislative framework and create a favourable protection environment to enable refugees’ socio-economic integration);
- Enterprise development (self-reliance grants for self-employment) – currently suspended, please, await for updates from UNHCR and their Partners;
- Vocational training (assistance with skills training) – currently suspended, please, await for updates from UNHCR and their Partners;
- Employment (assistance with job search and collaboration with the Employment Centres).
In its efforts to promote local integration, UNHCR Ukraine cooperates with the state authorities and different ministries to ensure favourable conditions for local integration.
UNHCR and its partners support several programmes to assist refugees and asylum seekers with local integration and self-reliance. Please refer to the section on Support Programmes.