With a commitment that dates back five years, alongside associations and in partnership with its local teams, BNP Paribas supports programmes that aim to integrate refugees into society, with a total amount of 12 million donated from 2015 to 2021, particularly to youth-focused initiatives, in 11 countries across Europe: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Giving refugees the resources for integration into their host country
or BNP Paribas, helping refugees to effectively learn their host country s language, and sup- porting initiatives which promote training and professional integration, are two key strategic
levers for ensuring their successful integration.
France: going digital with an integration tool
Simplon.co was founded five years ago to train people who are not well represented in the digital sector, in these professions. This organisation was one of the first to open its doors to refugees. Along with SAS#REFUGEEK, it is supporting the social and professional integration of 280 refugees, over three years, with a programme that cleverly combines the learning of basic digital skills, with learning the French terminology relating to this content.
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