Project Phoenix offers a safe working environment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, immigration status, disability, marital status and sexual orientation, in any of our activities or operations.

Project Phoenix places the highest value on tolerance and inclusiveness and our staff must represent these values on and offline, and must refrain from making public comments that can be deemed discriminatory or insulting based on race, religion, sexual orientation and gender.

Systems-Thinking and Gender Transformative Approaches

Our work is entirely designed on a systems-thinking perspective, taking a holistic view of the multiple systems in which our actions will take place, so as to avoid unintended consequences in addressing complex problems.

We aim to address power imbalances and transform negative gender norms into positive ones in our programming. We are inspired by aidsfonds’ approach that focuses on “reducing inequalities and seek long-term changes in gender relations and power dynamics at all levels of society” through the adjustment of policies, norms and practices.


From a systems perspective, Project Phoenix is guided by Broman and Robert’s (2017) Framework of Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD), a wide-ranging transdisciplinary framework which defines sustainable development in ecological and social terms, using a principle-bound definition. 

Our work is informed by Ager and Strang’s (2008) Conceptual Framework for Migrant Integration. We aim to ensure economic access; provide civic support and the creation of citizenship; improve social connections; and to remove structural barriers to such connection, related to language, culture and the local environment for migrants.

Co-Creation and Transparency

Our programs are designed to be non-prescriptive and enable a constant feedback loop to ensure that our activities are designed to reflect the needs of our stakeholders. We use an interpretive anthropological approach with participatory facilitation techniques, inspired by Art of Hosting and Human-Centred Design principles.

In order to ensure a truly European (and global) spread of information, Project Phoenix is committed to timely and topical knowledge-sharing of our activities, tools, methods and findings. This also includes a commitment to absolute transparency with regards to sources of funding and budgetary allocations.