The aim of the Youth Meetings Programme (YMP), launched in 2015, is to encourage communication, understanding, and personal development among 11- to 19-year-old young people with different native tongues living in Estonia. YMP supports around 50 small projects with budgets between…
The Croatian Red Cross led a project to increase the social inclusion of beneficiaries of international protection. The project aimed at ensuring that beneficiaries of international protection without professional qualifications or without the possibility of proving them could still gain such…
The Fit4Life project aims to promote the health and well-being of migrant women and to support their integration process. The project focuses on three elements concerning health and well-being: physical exercise/sports, nutrition, and motivation. It organises free, weekly group physical exercise…
In most European education systems, migrant students tend to underperform and express a lower sense of well-being compared to their native-born peers. Migrant students face particular challenges, like having to learn a new language or dealing with the stress or trauma of going to a new country,…
For 2019, the Spanish Secretary of State for Migration will manage a budget of €481.24 million, an increase of 26.5% over the previous year’s budget. This amount supports a comprehensive approach to migration, with a goal of increasing efficacy and cohesion in migration policies. The basic pillars of action concentrate on developing migration policy that encourages economic and social progress, reinforcing social integration of immigrants, supporting asylum seekers and those seeking international protection, as well as providing support to Spaniards living abroad and returnees.
Of the total budget amount, € 382.3 million has been allocated to promote integration. Importantly, the budget includes the preparation of the new Citizenship and Integration Plan that was announced by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez at the summit for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) in Marrakech in December. The government will also re-establish the Support Fund for Reception and Integration, intended to support educational, workforce, and social integration efforts carried out by autonomous regions and local municipalities.
Other significant budgetary commitments related to integration include:
- Maintenance and management of the Centres of Temporary Stay of Immigrants (CETI) in Ceuta and Melilla
- Support for the National System for the Reception and Integration of asylum seekers, refugees, stateless persons, persons covered by the temporary protection regime and other subsidiary protection statutes, including both publicly-managed centres as well as those managed by NGOs
- Plans and programmes to support first response and urgent intervention efforts in exceptional situations
- Promotion of equal treatment and non-discrimination policies
- Participation in European and international organisations in the field of immigrant integration, as well as technical assistance to support international cooperation programmes
- Development of programmes that facilitate the voluntary return of immigrants to their countries of origin, especially in cases of unemployment