Hamburg meeting and pilot project extension
On the 14th and 15th of July 2011 representatives of Barka UK and Barka Foundation took part in an official meeting with Hamburg City Council, Polish Consulate to Hamburg and the Stadtmission to summarize the results of the work within the Barka – Stadtmission pilot project to support Eastern European migrants to Hamburg. The success of the six-month project (01/11/2011 – 30/04/2011) has been unambiguos. There were 1.962 contacts made with 418 beneficiaries from CEE countries. 55 persons were reconnected to rehabilitation programmes and to families and this includes 49 persons who returned to Poland, 2 persons reconnected to Romania, 2 persons reconnected to Slovakia and 2 persons reconnected to Lithuania. (Please see the attached presentation on the results of the pilot project).Projekt Plata
At the meeting it was agreed that the pilot project would be extended until May 2012. The Hamburg City Council has officially become the partner in the project.
During November 2010 until July 2011, over 70 rough sleeping Eastern European migrants from Hamburg were reconnected to employment and rehabilitation projects in home countries within the Barka-Stadtmission project.