The „OPEN INTEGRATION” is a project co-funded from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). The Project started on the 1st of February 2016 and the ending date of the project is set to 31st of January 2018. Total value of the project amounts for 742 650,00 PLN, while 556 987,50 PLN is funded from AMIF.

OPEN INTEGRATION provides for creating an effective and innovative model of support and module for integration of foreign students (third country nationals) studying in the city of Lublin. The project links the activities aimed at supporting and introducing migrants to Polish society, Polish language courses, orientation weeks and summer schools. Participation in the project is open to all Lublin students coming from outside of the European Union.

Activities of the project are in accordance with the general goal of recruitment, that is the activities aimed at integration of migrants, for it is directly addressed to foreign students – third country nationals, whose number in Lublin constantly increases.

OPEN INTEGRATION realizes a goal of direct immigrants’ support and introducing them to Polish society by following actions:

  1. Trainings in integration and cultural module
  2. Language courses
  3. Soft skills trainings needed at the labor market
  4. Organizing two editions of Orientation Week for foreign students
  5. Editing and distributing of the Newsletter directed to students (OPEN INTEGRATION NEWSLETTER)
  6. Organizing two editions of Summer School – “Protection of Migrants’ Rights”
  7. Actions of the assistant for integration and legislation
  8. Permanent integration support for foreign students thanks to the assistance of Polish students (guardian angels) on the basis of a “common room” at the University


Final beneficiaries of the project are foreign students studying in Lublin. According to assumptions jointly 600 foreigners will benefit from the project.

The Project will be realized by the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL), four entities will be involved – The Open University KUL, The School of Polish Language and Culture KUL; Research Center for European Law and Migration Policy and KUL Department of Education.

Administrative management and accounts of the project will be dealt by the Department of Research and Development.