Skip to main content
European Website on Integration logo
European Website on Integration

European Web Site on Integration - September 2021

EU highlights

  • The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) invites you to an online debate to explore the funding available for EU cities and regions under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Watch online on Tuesday, 28 September, here.
  • The Migration Policy Group (MPG), within the framework of the National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM), published a policy brief investigating the extent to which refugee integration policies are in line with the principles, values, and objectives of the 2021-2027 EU action plan on integration and inclusion. The brief was presented in a webinar alongside discussion with a representative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs, author of the action plan.

Upcoming events

6th European Migration Forum meeting

The 6th meeting of the  European Migration Forum will take place online on 27-28 October 2021 , having been previously cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The topic of this year's edition is From pandemic to recovery: challenges and best practices in migration management.

News

Czech Republic: Changes to language support for migrant pupils

Substantial changes are to be brought about in the Czech language support offered to migrant pupils at pre-schools and primary schools in the Czech Republic. This is due to a new governmental regulation , which comes into force on 1 September 2021.

Croatia's Office for Human Rights founds advisory group of third-country nationals and migrants

The Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities of the Government of Croatia has founded the Advisory Group of Third-Country Nationals and Persons of Migrant Origin.

Bulgaria: Call for participation in public consultation on new 'startup visa'

Bulgaria's Ministry of Economy has opened a public consultation on the first Bulgarian Ordinance on the terms and conditions for issuing, extending and revoking a certificate for a high-tech and/or innovative project; a “startup visa" is envisioned.

Projets du Plan d'action national d'intégration

Dans le cadre du  Plan d'action national d'intégration (PAN Intégration) , le Département de l'intégration du ministère de la Famille, de l'Intégration et à la Grande Région soutient 10 projets en 2021.

Funding opportunities

Czech Interior Ministry to support integration activities through three new funding calls

The Czech Ministry of Interior announced the following three calls for grant applications from projects supporting the integration of foreigners.

Integration practices recently added

Migrant–Councillor Internship Scheme

The Immigrant Council of Ireland's Migrant – Councillor Internship Scheme is a mentoring programme that pairs local councillors with migrants who want to learn more about Irish politics and get more involved with their local communities. 

Ctr+Alt+Emprego

The Ctrl+Alt+Emprego (in English, Ctrl+Alt+Employment) project, run by the Jesuit Refugee Service, works to facilitate the access of migrants to the labour market in Portugal.

Connections4work

Le projet « Connections4work » vise à rapprocher les réfugiés reconnus et autres migrants au marché du travail du Luxembourg.

Denmark: BABA

Baba - The Foundation for Social Responsibility is a social project aiming at supporting fathers with a minority background to be more engaged in their children’s lives.

Latest documents

Bulgaria: social impact report - migration impact assessment to enhance integration and local development in European rural and mountain regions

Bulgaria's Centre for European Refugees, Migration and Ethnic Studies (CERMES) published a national report which aims to provide a social impact assessment of the arrival and settling-in of third-country nationals (TCNs) in the Haskovo and Harmanli region.

Copenhagen: Young people are prejudiced against their own neighbourhood

The study 'Nordvestundersøgelsen' [the North West Study] reveals that a stigmatised area in Copenhagen, home to many residents of Middle Eastern and African origin, is in fact much safer than the young people living in it themselves believe it to be.

Non-toleration of dual citizenship in Austria

This academic article is part of the edited volume "Dual Citizenship and Naturalisation: Global, Comparative and Austrian Perspectives", edited by Rainer Bauböck and Max Haller.

Healing the gap: Building inclusive public health and migrant integration systems in Europe

Integration and migrant health are closely connected . Health problems can hinder a person's ability to complete integration courses, find or remain in employment, or participate fully in their new community.