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Handbook on Integration for policy-makers and practitioners (3rd edition - 2010)

[15/04/2010] [EU-wide] [Policy paper] [Multilingual]

Posted by : Katy Kefferputz, Migration Policy Group

Authors : Directorate-General Justice, Freedom and Security

Seven years ago, at the European Council in Thessaloniki, the Heads of State and Government called for more discussion on integration between Member States with a view to learning from one another. The European Commission, in cooperation with the National Contact Points on Integration, experts who meet together regularly, decided to draw up a handbook of good practice.

Today, we present this third edition of the handbook. It covers subjects of great importance : ‘the mass media and integration’, ‘awareness-raising and migrant empowerment’, ‘dialogue platforms’, ‘acquisition of nationality and practice of active citizenship’, ‘immigrant youth, education and the labour market’. Almost 600 experts, from Governments and representing civil society, worked for over 18 months to exchange ideas on these crucial topics. The result is the vast range of inspiring, concrete examples contained in this edition of the handbook. But this handbook is not the only fruit of the experts’ work. Seven years, three editions, fourteen technical seminars, the involvement of several hundred people : all this created a connected, well-functioning community of practitioners.

Challenges in this area persist, but the handbook takes us a step further in finding common solutions to meet them. In previous editions we dealt with introduction programmes, civic participation, indicators, mainstreaming, urban housing, economic integration and integration governance. With this third edition, almost all areas of relevance identified by the Common Basic Principles agreed by Member States back in 2004 have been covered.

This integration community is growing. A forum accessible to all was opened last year – the European Website on Integration. Hundreds of good practices have been added to keep inspiring us, often leading to new, excellent ideas and projects. Some of these are funded by the European Fund for Integration.

 

 

 
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1
Greece: Equally
Athenians, as well as
Greeks

This event aims to
raise awareness on
the issue of
citizenship for
second generation
migrants, and i[more]
2
Metropolis
Professional
Development (MPD)
Training Sessi
ons

Metropolis
Professional
Development offers
exclusive training
sessions with a
strong focus on
offeri[more]
Netherlands:
'Religion matters'
Symposium, with a
focus on social
cohesion

The Faculty of
Theology of the Vrije
Universiteit (VU) and
the Protestant
Theological
University (PT[more]
The role of diverse
legal regimes in
shaping migrants’
experiences: visible
impacts and research
challenges

Warda Belabas 14.00
This workshop
aims to discuss the
effects of specific
policies towards d[more]
3
Lithuania -
Conference on the
'Integration of third
country nationals:
economic aspects'

The centre for
equality advancement
and the NGO "Magnum
Bonum“ are
organising a
conference ent[more]
4
Poland: Promotion of
equal treatment in
access to goods and
services - Promocja
równego traktowania w
dostępie do dóbr i
usług

The training targets
employees of
non-governmental
organisations dealing
with issues related
to fore[more]
5 6 7
Expat Fair: All you
need to kow about the
Netherlands in one
location

Whether you’re
a new arrival or a
long-term resident in
the Netherlands,
there’s a lot t[more]
NL: Expat Fair 201
5

Whether you’re
a new arrival or a
long-term resident in
the Netherlands
there’s a lot to[more]
8 9 10 11
International
Conference on
Frontiers in
Comparative Migration
Research

The University of
Sussex, UK, welcomes
on March 11, 2015 the
2nd International
Conference organized [more]
12
Challenges ahead:
Integration of
Migrants on the
European Labour
Market

The purpose of the
conference is to shed
light on the very
complex issue of
migrants’
economic[more]
13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Ireland: Migrant
Entrepreneurs
Networking and Advice
Seminar

Migrant Entrepreneurs
Networking and Advice
Seminar will take
place on 21 March in
Dublin as part of[more]
22 23
Sweden: FORSA
symposium - The
Global in the local -
det globala i det
lokala

The Association for
Social Work Research
in Sweden (FORSA) is
a politically
independent
organisation[more]
24 25 26
Ireland:
International
Conference on Migrant
Health

Invitation to attend
international
conference, EU
RESTORE project in
Migrant Health,
University of L[more]
27
Labour Migration in
the Nordic-Baltic
Region

Labour Migration in
the Nordic-Baltic
Region. New Trends of
Labour Migration
– Ready for the C[more]
28
29 30
Portugal: CIVE MORUM
International
Congress - Social
Movements and Civic
Participation

The CIVE MORUM, an
initiative promoted
by the Institute of
Sociology from the
University of Porto, w[more]
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Making integration work

The successful integration of third-country nationals legally residing in the Member States of the European Union is vital to strengthening freedom, security and justice in Europe.

The European Web Site on Integration provides you with a collection of good practices and a wide variety of tools and useful information to make integration work.

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