Funding Organization: European Commission
Funding Programme: Horizon H2020
Funding Instrument: Innovation Action
Start Date:
Duration: 36 months
Total Budget: 4,953,132 EUR
ITI Budget: 658,750 EUR

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the body specialised in refugees’ protection, defines refugees as persons who flee their countries because of armed conflicts or persecution, seeking to obtain asylum status that will protect them, whereas migrants look for a better life through finding work, and in some cases for education or family reunion. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), over a million persons have arrived in Europe since January 2015 with many of them fleeing conflict zones in Syria and Iraq. Over the past two years, the European Union has received people fleeing conflict zones outside Europe on a scale unprecedented for Europe since World War II. In the multi-faceted challenge of integrating new arrivals, new solutions are needed to cope with the continuous augmenting migration flows.

NADINE project aim is to develop a novel way of integrating migrants and refugees through ICT-enabled solutions that will automatically adapt to the specificities of each person. The consortium agrees that one of the main enablers of migrants’ inclusion, in the host societies, is their ability to work. NADINE project, taking into account this important factor, will create an adaptable platform able to: 1) Provide functionalities for skill assessment (both hard and soft), 2) dynamically create tailored suited training programs to adapt existing skills into host societies needed skills (skills shifting), 3) provide a digital companion that will suggest and assist the end-users through administrative tasks and 4) create a data lake available to public administration bodies for better organization.

  1. H. C. Leligou, D. Anastasopoulos, N. Vretos, V. Solachidis, E. Kantor, I. Plasilova, E. Girardet, A. Montagna, F. Vlahaki, M. Tountopoulou, "Experiences and Lessons Learnt from the Evaluation of ICT Tools for and with Migrants" , Social Sciences, 10(9), 2021. DOI:
  2. M. Tountopoulou, N. Drosos, M.-E. Triantafillopoulou, F. Vlachaki, P. Daras, N. Vretos, A. Lelis, "Training of Prosocial Skills to Migrant Groups Through Serious Games" , Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 8(8), 464-483, 2021. DOI:
  3. M. Tountopoulou, F. Vlachaki, P. Daras, N. Vretos, A. Christoforidis, "Indirect Skill Assessment Using AI Technology" , Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 8(4), pp. 723-737, 2021. DOI:
  4. H. Leligou, D. Anastasopoulos, A. Montagna, V. Solachidis, N. Vretos, "Combining ICT Technologies to Serve Societal Challenges" , Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal, Special Issue on Multidisciplinary Sciences and Engineering 2020-21.
  5. C. Avgerinos, V. Solachidis, N. Vretos, P. Daras, "Non-Parametric Clustering Using Deep Neural Networks" , IEEE Access, vol 8, pp. 153630-153640, 2020. DOI:
  6. H. C. Leligou, D. Anastosopoulos, A. Montagna, V. Solachidis, N. Vretos, "Embracing Novel ICT Technologies To Support The Journey From Camp To Job" , In IEEE ICME Workshop on ICT and Multimedia Tools for Migrants Inclusion in Host societies (WIMMIH2020), London, England, July 7-11, 2020.
  7. A. Lelis, N. Vretos, P. Daras, "Nadine-Bot: An Open Domain Migrant Integration Administrative Agent" , In IEEE ICME Workshop on ICT and Multimedia Tools for Migrants Inclusion in Host societies (WIMMIH2020), London, England, July 7-11, 2020.
  8. I. Maniadis, V. Solachidis, N. Vretos, P. Daras, "Data Augmentation Using GANs for 3D Applications" , Recent Advances in 3D Imaging, Modeling, and Reconstruction, edited by A. Voulodimos, A. Doulamis, IGI Global, 2020.
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