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23/09/2021 Denmark: BABA Denmark: BABA

“Baba – The Foundation for Social Responsibility” is a social project aiming at supporting fathers with a minority background to be more engaged in their children’s lives. This is achieved mainly by using the peer-to-peer method. The programme can be understood as a tool…
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This policy brief 'Europe's patchwork of refugee integration policies: the EU action plan on integration and inclusion as an instrument to address deficiencies' investigates the extent to which refugee integration policies are in line with the principles, values, and objectives of the 2021-2027…
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Integration and migrant health are closely connected . Health problems can hinder a person's ability to complete integration courses, find or remain in employment, or participate fully in their new community. Ensuring that health disparities are addressed and do not become long-term barriers to…
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Portugal's Economy Minister Pedro Siza Vieira said on 8 September that the country needed to attract migrant workers to solve its labour shortages. While in July 2021 the country had seen 'the largest number' of people employed, job creation is also on the rise and more workers are needed, as EWSI reported earlier. Asked what the government could do to help, the minister noted it was necessary to ensure solutions for the integration, housing, training and permanent residence migrant workers, as well as for the education of migrant children.

The government was also looking for financing for housing construction, and municipalities would be able to rely on housing support through Portugal's recovery and resilience plan.

In terms of agriculture - a sector usually offering only seasonal contracts to workers coming predominantly from third countries, the minister noted there were initiatives allowing workers to be involved in different tasks throughout the year. In the Alentejo region, this strategy helped attract workers interested in settling in Portugal long-term, thus also ensuring stability in the workforce. Offering permanent positions to workers also allowed companies to avoid additional trainings and enjoy increased productivity. The municipality of Ferreira do Alentejo, the minister added, surveyed housing solutions and is working to find financing for construction to respond to the needs of migrant workers.


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The study 'Nordvestundersøgelsen' [the North West Study] reveals that a stigmatised area in Copenhagen, home to many residents of Middle Eastern and African origin, is in fact much safer than than the young people living in it themselves believe. North West, a former working-class…
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