'Next Door Family' has started as innovative integration project in 2004. Its purpose is to bring together Czech families with the families of third-country nationals for a casual lunch in order to encourage (informally) communication and personal friendship ties between native and non-native citizens, and to promote intercultural dialogue. More than 1550 families have been involved in the project so far. The project was also spread to other countries - Portugal, Spain, Italy, Malta, Slovakia, Hungary, Belgium and the Cape Verde Islands. The project was supported by the EU and it is presented as a good practice in integration of foreigners

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