Cities have long been attractive destinations for migrants, and international migrants have become a common feature of European cities today.
Successful migration policies work in two ways: ensuring that migrants are welcomed into the host society whilst also ensuring the host society’s services and policies are adapted to a diverse population.
Our working group on migration and integration works to gain recognition for the important role of local authorities in fostering migrant integration through a multilevel governance system.
We have a strong track record of mutual learning between cities on migrant integration, and our working group allows cities to share knowledge and exchange ideas.
We also helped to set up a European Commission database of good practices on integration policies, available here.
Since 2007, we have been leading projects for migration and integration in cities: INTI-Cities, DIVE, MIXITIES and most recently, ImpleMentoring launched in 2012, have received funding from the INTI-programme and the European Integration Fund.
Our series of Integrating Cities conferences, launched in 2006, are another opportunity for cities, national governments and the EU institutions to discuss migrant integration in cities.
We launched our Integrating Cities Charter in 2010 to encourage local authorities to ensure equal opportunities and non-discrimination for all citizens in their roles as policy makers, service providers, employers and buyers of goods and services. So far, 27 European cities have signed the charter, which is complemented by a process of monitoring and peer learning.
To find out more about our work on migrant integration, please visit our Integrating Cities website, www.integratingcities.eu.
The city of Antwerp and the Urban Innovation Action Secretariat are co-organising and inviting EUROCITIES members to the public Urban Innovation Action‘s workshop on 12-13 of June. Debates and study visit will focus on the housing aspect of integration of young migrants." We propose you to take this opportunity to hold a short ‘Migration and integration’ closed doors working group meeting afterwards (on Thursday 13th June afternoon). The meeting will focus on reflections on the...
start date: 12-06-2019 end date: 13-06-2019
How can cities support Roma to move out of camps into adequate housing? This is what 35 local policy-makers and practitioners on homelessness and Roma inclusion from 15 European cities addressed during a policy transfer study visit to Toulouse. Representatives from the Council of Europe and the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights also took part in the meeting.
publication date: 19-04-2019
We are looking for companies to deliver the outputs (photo and video production) of the VALUES project led by EUROCITIES and financed under the EU Asylum and Migration Fund
publication date: 05-04-2019
The first-ever Social Innovation Lab of EUROCITIES took place on 25-27 March 2019 in Glasgow. Over 120 city politicians, officers and change makers (social enterprises and foundations) from over 50 cities in Europe joined forces to pilot a new way of working for ‘Making Inclusive Cities through Social Innovation’.
publication date: 02-04-2019
publication date: 29-03-2019
publication date: 27-03-2019
Have your say on the EU Semester 2019 country reports and the investment guidance for future cohesion policy
The European Commission recently published the country reports under the European Semester 2019, analysing the social and economic situation in each EU member state. The country reports include more examples and analysis related to specific urban challenges than in any other previous country reports beforehand, which is good news for cities.
publication date: 15-03-2019
Coinciding with the launch of the city pledges at the European Parliament on 21 February, EUROCITIES also launched a new report mapping cities’ policy measures in line with the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The report covers 20 cities in 12 countries governing a total of 20 million people.
publication date: 15-03-2019
This document presents an overview of EU key policy and funding updates relevant to social affairs for the period November 2018 - March 2019.
EUROCITIES political manifesto ahead of the European elections