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Upcoming Horizon 2020 call for proposals – Sustainable practices for the integration of newly arrived migrants into societies

This forthcoming Horizon 2020 call for proposals will support a coordination and support action (CSA) to assess the types of practices addressing the integration challenges stemming from the migratory crisis in Europe, considering the numerous policy and research tools, instruments and actions funded. The projects will provide best practices and lessons that serve as policy recommendations from which EU, national, regional and local governments can draw. Projects will also develop an online platform to provide European visibility.

Scope

The project’s work should have a focus on improving the governance of migrant integration, measuring the impact of actions and delivering innovation to support improved outcomes for migrants and communities. The collection of new knowledge and innovative practices should include gender-related aspects.

Proposals should develop participatory techniques to extract policy implications from research findings, particularly from past migration-related Horizon 2020 projects. Strong cooperation with the consortia involved in the actions under the call MIGRATION-04 is essential to integrate the outputs of this forward-looking CSA. Other elements of the proposals should include:

  • Strategies for dissemination to relevant stakeholders in view of exploitation of results
  • An interactive online repository providing for customised searches and reports
  • Public engagement to increase awareness of the added value of European research and innovation activities on migration

The Commission considers that proposals requesting in the order of EUR 2 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately, though selected proposals may request other amounts.

Expected impact

This CSA will establish a solid and readily accessible evidence base in support of migration and integration policies and will contribute to improved practices, policies and strategies at local, national and EU levels. It will advance the implementation of the EU Urban Agenda and of the UN Sustainable Development Goals dedicated to making cities and rural communities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Furthermore, the action may contribute to the deployment of migration-related innovations by highlighting the most effective actions over the past years. Finally, this CSA will improve the flow of knowledge between researchers, practitioners and policymakers across Europe.

The planned opening date for this call is 5 November 2019 and the deadline will be 12 March 2020 at 17:00 Brussels time. More information about this call, including eligibility and other conditions, can be found on the European Commission’s funding and tender opportunities website.