[17/09/2010] [Portugal] [Legislation] [Multilingual]
Posted by : Country Coordinator Portugal
Authors : Presidência do Conselho de Ministros
Alto Comissariado para a Imigração e Diálogo Intercultural, I.P.
II PLAN FOR IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION
Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Resolution of the Council of Ministers no. 74/2010
The welcoming and integration of immigrants is one of the political priorities of the XVII Constitutional Government.
With the objective of giving continuity to a new generation of social policies, the Government with the present Resolution approves the Second Plan for Immigrant Integration (2010-2013), which comprises 90 measures across various policy areas.
The key objective of the aforementioned Plan continues to be the full integration of immigrants in culture, language, employment, professional training and housing. The Second Plan also highlights two new areas of intervention: the promotion of diversity and intercultural dialogue, and elderly immigrants. (…)
The first Plan for Immigrant Integration, effective from 2007 to 2009, placed Portugal in the restricted group of EU countries which had adopted an instrument for global orientation of public policy on the integration of immigrants. This instrument was cross-ministerial and was implemented with the due supervision. Its implementation rate was extremely high.
Thus, in the wake of this successful experiment and with the objective of ensuring full respect for the rights of migrants and promoting social cohesion, equal opportunities, the integration of immigrants in Portuguese society and intercultural dialogue, new momentum needs to be given to this policy with the adoption of a new Plan for Immigrant Integration. As a government action plan, it naturally acknowledges the fundamental role of all public and private partners, namely the civil society, NGOs and immigrant associations in its implementation.
Source: Official Journal of the Republic, Series 1, no. 182 of 17 September 2010. II Plan for Immigrant Integration (PII 2010-2013), pp.5-7.
Source : ACIDI, I.P.