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COVID-19’s impact on migrant communities in Europe

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected immigration and asylum procedures and raised questions about how to protect the most vulnerable members of society against transmission. Across Europe, authorities and civil society organisations have made outreach to migrant communities a part of their response to the health emergency. Read about the impact and response in Member States

News

Association of Poland's Tri-City area publishes minimum standards for immigrant integration

The Commission for Social and Economic Affairs of the Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot Metropolitan Area (OMG-GS) announced the publication of its ‘Minimum Standards for the Integration of Immigrants’ on 26 February 2020 during a conference at the European Solidarity Centre in GdaDsk devoted to the issue of immigrant integration. The document contains recommendations for the municipalities of the m…

European Forum Alpbach scholarships open to all nationalities until 31 March

Scholarship applications for the European Forum Alpbach are now open to young people under the age of 30 (or 35 in the case of African applicants), regardless of their nationality. The forum is an interdisciplinary platform established in 1945 to discuss relevant socio-political issues. This year’s event will take place in the period of 19 August – 4 September and is dedicated to the …

Bundesregierung initiiert Kabinettausschusses zur Bekämpfung von Rechtsextremismus und Rassismus

Corona überschattet das gesamte gesellschaftliche und politische Leben. Dennoch hat das Bundeskabinett nun die Einrichtung eines Kabinettausschusses zur Bekämpfung von Rechtsextremismus und Rassismus beschlossen. Der Ausschuss soll die Umsetzung von Schritten gegen Hasskriminalität und Rechtsextremismus begleiten und Präventionsmaßnahmen vorbereiten. Die Initiierung eine…

Funding opportunities

AMIF Estonia supports awareness of cultural diversity

The Estonian Ministry of the Interior, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, has announced a call for applications in the field of integration in order to find a partner to create a cross-media programme. The purpose of the project is to introduce Estonians and other permanent residents of Estonia to third-country nationals living in the country, the reasons for their arrival and their expe…

Lithuania – Call for proposals under the EEA Financial Mechanism Baltic Research Programme

The Research Council of Lithuania has announced a call for proposals under the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 Baltic Research Programme. Applications must cover one of the five thematic areas of the call, addressing challenges in the Baltic region. Two of the thematic areas are directly relevant to migrant integration: Culture, migration and inclusive society Econo…

Appel à projets national 2020 (France) - Intégration des bénéficiaires de la protection internationale

L’intégration des bénéficiaires de la protection internationale reste un enjeu majeur en 2020 et se traduit par le souhait de la direction de l’asile de poursuivre le développement de nouveaux dispositifs d’accompagnement de ce public. L’intégration professionnelle des réfugiés est soutenue dans le cadre de l’appel &ag…

Prague – Call for proposals: Inclusion and support of pupils with different mother tongues

Prague City Hall has announced an open call for grant applications within the framework of the European Social Fund’s Operational Programme Prague – Growth Pole of the Czech Republic. This call will support inclusion of children with a different mother tongue in Prague’s pre-schools, elementary and secondary schools. Eligible applicants for this call are the City of Prague, Prag…

AMIF funding in Portugal for training, pedagogical materials and studies

The Secretary General of the Portuguese Ministry of Internal Administration is accepting funding applications for initiatives to train and raise awareness among employees of public and private services that have an active role in welcoming and integrating third-country nationals (TCNs). The call will also support the creation of technical-pedagogical materials to support professionals and studies …

AMIF funding in Portugal for social and labour market integration

The Secretary General of the Portuguese Ministry of Internal Administration is now accepting funding applications for social and labour market integration actions, including a focus on employability and entrepreneurship. This funding opportunity is made available through the EU's Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). The total amount available is € 198,400. The successful actio…

Integration practices recently added

Migration: Beyond Prejudices – Connecting with young people to provide a fact-based understanding of migration

Since 2015, the project Migration – Beyond Prejudices (Migrations - au-delà des préjugés), in partnership with Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Conseil Jeunesse Développement (CJD), has organised workshops, web documentaries and games for young people at secondary schools and youth centres to help them gain a fact-based understanding of migration.

Latest documents

People between the lines – A handbook on migration for (future) journalists

This publication, intended for journalism students and media professionals, contributes to the development of a critical media approach when dealing with migration, migrants and coexistence. It offers a fresh perspective on the traditional journalistic concepts of agenda setting, discourse, framing, gatekeeping and ethics, putting them in the context of migration, with focus on the specific situat…

Social Integration in London: A Snapshot of the Mayor’s Approach

A new report sets out a snapshot of the Greater London Authority’s approach to social integration, updating the 2016 Social Integration strategy ‘All of Us’. The report details work in three core themes—relationships, participation and equality—with further information on the initiatives under each theme: Relationships London Family Fund Social Integration …

Refugees in education

A new study, initiated by various Danish student and teacher organisations and carried out by Analyse & Tal, presents significant findings on refugees’ access to education in Denmark. The study finds that access depends entirely on their age at arrival. In short, those arriving after the age of 13 are not able to get on the education train and are left behind on the platform. Refugees w…

Health and Well-being of Population with a Foreign Background in Finland

This report presents the results of the FinMonik 2018-2019 survey on the health and well-being of the Finnish adult population with a foreign background. In addition, the report describes the need and use of social, health, employment and immigration services, as well as confidence in the services. In many places, the results of the survey give a positive picture of the health, well-being and inc…