In 2014 IOM office in Estonia in cooperation with its partners implemented the project EST-CO. The aim of the project was to support the adaptation of asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection in Estonia.
Within the framework of the EST-CO project, cultural orientation (CO) trainings were organised for asylum seekers and recognized refugees. The main purpose of the training was to promote the awareness of asylum seekers about Estonia and to ensure smoother integration upon receiving international protection. Additionally, the project provided more information about asylum seekers and recognized refugees to local governments to improve reception of refugees on their territory.
The project was co-funded by the European Union through the European Refugee Fund and by the Estonian Ministry of the Interior