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Sixth meeting of the European Integration Network held in Brussels

On 18 and 19 March 2019, the members of the European Integration Network (EIN) met for their sixth meeting, which was held in Brussels. This meeting of the network focused on the themes of better coordination in migration, measuring integration outcomes and shaping evidence-based integration policies. Representatives from 23 EU Member States, as well as a delegation of Canada, were in attendance.

Mr Matthias Oel, Director for Migration, Mobility and Innovation at the European Commission’s Directorate-General of Migration and Home Affairs, opened the meeting, followed by introductory remarks from Mr David Manicom, Assistant Deputy Minister for the Settlement and Integration Sector at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Through presentations and workshops, EIN members learned about good practices and discussed topics such as practical lessons for effective policy coordination and EU indicators of integration and monitoring. A special armchair discussion with Mr Manicom explored the Canadian approach to monitoring integration policies and programmes.

The European Integration Network brings together representatives of public authorities from all EU countries, Iceland and Norway. Its primary goal is to promote cooperation among EU Member States and to foster dialogue with European, national, local and regional authorities, as well as civil society organisations. Find out more about the EU’s networks for migrant integration.


Sixth meeting of the European Integration Network