migration & integration

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.

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publication date: 22-11-2019

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publication date: 22-11-2019

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publication date: 22-11-2019

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publication date: 22-11-2019

  •  culture

Call for civil society organisations interested in a campaign on early childhood development

Eurochild and International Step by Step Association are launching a call for interest to identify civil society organisations interest to join a campaign on early childhood development policies and services.

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publication date: 15-11-2019

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publication date: 31-10-2019

  •  culture

Izmir - History Design Atelier

Izmir has created a democratic design platform that enables local people’s needs to drive micro-scale urban regeneration interventions. This design atelier sits at the heart of a major revitalisation project, acting as a communicator between authorities and communities and developing citizens’ ideas for enhancing their quality of life and connection to the city’s history.

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publication date: 11-10-2019

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publication date: 27-09-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

What's hot at the EU Week of Regions and Cities?

We are busy at this year’s European Week of Regions and Cities, from 7-10 October, making sure there are plenty of sessions that meet the needs and interests of our member cities. There is a lot to choose from, so here’s a quick run-down of the sessions to look out for.

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publication date: 27-09-2019