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Why not ask migrants and refugees?

Migrants and refugees are often in the best position to assess how integration measures are working. Yet when it comes to integration policy-making, they typically play only a minor role in shaping the policies that impact their lives. The European Migrant Advisory Board has set out to change this situation and recently published a consultation showing what migrants and refugees think about integration measures.

How EU Member States approach labour market integration

The European Migration Network looks at the current state of national labour market integration policies across the EU, with highlights from both the public and private sectors of promising integration practices.

Upcoming events

Bari, Italy – The Migration Conference 2019

The seventh edition of The Migration Conference will be held in Bari, Italy from 18 to 20 June 2019. The conference provides an opportunity for an interdisciplinary discussion among experts, young researchers and students, practitioners and policy makers working in the field of migration. This year’s edition of the conference is organised in parallel sessions focusing on: Migration Mi…

Porto - International Conference on Interculturalism and Multiculturalism

Registration is now open for the 2019 International Conference on Interculturalism and Multiculturalism. The Conference organised by the Centre for Intercultural Studies of the Oporto Polytechnic Institute will take place on 28, 29 and 30 March 2019 in Porto and will be divided into 4 thematic panels: Theoretical concepts of interculturalism and multiculturalism Routes of cultural to…

Tallinn – Nordic-Baltic Migration Conference 2019

The seventh Nordic-Baltic migration conference in Tallinn focuses on the challenges of migration policies, including the role of education in the integration of migrants into the societies and labour markets of receiving countries. Speakers from the Nordic countries and Estonia will talk about the effects of study migration on countries of destination and trends relating to international student…

Malta – Workshops for young migrant and local entrepreneurs

Starting 16 March 2019, the People for Change Foundation will host a series of five-hour entrepreneurship workshops for migrant and local youth, to be held on Saturdays at the Valletta volunteer centre. Each session of the workshops will cover a different topic related to entrepreneurship, with the aim that each participant will develop their own business plan. At the end of the training, partic…

News

Spanish government launches Forum for the Social Integration of Immigrants

The first meeting of Spain’s Forum for the Social Integration of Immigrants took place on 14 February 2019 in Madrid. The Forum is a consultative body to the government whose main objective is to promote the participation and integration of immigrants in Spanish society. Cristina Blanco, a sociologist with extensive academic and research experience in the field of migration, has been appo…

Labour participation of migrants increases in the Netherlands, social benefits claims drop

Labour participation among the Dutch population has increased over the past decade and a half. This is the case among migrants of both Western and non-Western backgrounds, as well as among individuals with a native Dutch background. In 2017, 65% of migrants with a Western background were employed, while 57% of migrants with a non-Western background were employed. By comparison, the employment ra…

Imame sollen künftig Deutschkenntnisse nachweisen

Die Bundesregierung plant eine Änderung der Einreisevoraussetzungen für Geistliche aus dem Ausland. Sprachkenntnisse sollen bald auch für Geistliche zur Bedingung für eine Anstellung in Deutschland gemacht werden. Die Ausgestaltung sei im Einzelnen noch nicht abgeschlossen, sagte ein Sprecher des Bundesinnenministeriums. Begründet werden die Pläne integrationspoliti…

43 foreign citizens ran for office in Lithuanian local elections

On 3 March 2019, Municipal Council elections took place in Lithuania. Foreign citizens are eligible both to vote in these elections and to compete for seats as Municipal Council members. For the 2019 elections, 43 foreign citizens ran for office, including 17 Russians, 7 Belarusians, 6 Ukrainians and 1 candidate from each of Armenia, Ethiopia, Colombia, Uruguay and Venezuela. However, according…

Integration practices recently added

Growing Together – Immigrant Empowerment as Local Citizens and Educators

This international project involving municipalities in Portugal (Odemira), Spain (Ajuntament de Lleida) and Italy (Comune di Follonica) aims to contribute to the integration of adult immigrants and their children into a dynamic, intercultural society where they are actively involved in the educational process of their children. The project focuses on non-formal education of migrant adults who ha…

Family counselling at the Centre for Multicultural Expertise

The Family Federation’s Centre for Multicultural Expertise (CME) works on psychosocial issues concerning immigrants’ family life, childrearing and parenthood. It also works more generally on immigrant integration and building an inclusive society. CME provides information and counselling services to immigrants, offers consultations to service providers and lobbies for immigrant-frien…

We.are.your.friends 2.0

Jugendliche unterschiedlicher Herkunft sollen zusammen Medien-Projektarbeit für einen eigenen YouTube, Facebook oder Instagramkanal machen zu den Themenbereichen Integration, Zusammenleben, Vorurteile, Menschenrechte, Rassismus, Flucht etc.  

Latest documents

Phantom Menace – The Politics and Policies of Migration in Central Europe

The main aim of the book Phantom Menace – The Politics and Policies of Migration in Central Europe is to contribute to a fact-based debate on the politics and policies of migration in Central Europe. The book reflects on three major aspects of migration and integration—the socio-economic aspects of migration, the integration of migrants and refugees and the domestic political aspects…

Refugees Welcome? Regional Heterogeneity of Anti-Foreigner Hate Crimes in Germany

Die vom Leibniz-Zentrums für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung in Mannheim (ZEW) und der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main veröffentlichte Studie mit dem Titel "Refugees Welcome? Understanding the Regional Heterogeneity of Anti-Foreigner Hate Crimes in Germany" zeigt, dass das Risiko für Asylsuchende, Opfer von Hasskriminalität zu werden, in Ostdeutschland zehnmal…

Monitoring Report on Unaccompanied Foreign Minors in Italy – December 2018

The Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has published a new report on unaccompanied minors in Italy. Along with a description of recent changes in legislation at the national and European levels, the report analyses the state of unaccompanied minors’ migration and integration in Italy at the end of 2018. It presents data collected by the reception system as well as a description of …