With the issue of immigration at the top of the political agenda in Europe,
city representatives will meet in Milan during the 8th Integrating Cities
Conference, to discuss the impact this issue has on our cities and to examine
The Conference is part of a series of policy events underpinning the EUROCITIES Integrating Cities Charter
process that started in 2010 and that promotes diversity and equal opportunities for all city residents. The event serves as a platform for a policy dialogue between the local and European levels, where key European, national and local-level experts and decision-makers can meet.
Through a mix of workshops, panel debates, and site visits, organised over two days (7-8 November), city authorities will be able to share examples of effective integration strategies in key areas. Experts on migration will animate interactive discussions on the most pressing integration challenges for the cities, including labour market integration, education, position of women migrants and minors, and funding and innovative partnerships for integration at local level.
Host city of Milan will organise site visits demonstrating its achievements and commitment to welcoming migrants and to promoting their integration into the society.
A ‘projects corner’ will present the findings and results of a number of innovative city initiatives and recent migrant integration projects, including the EU-funded CITIES GROW project in the frame of which this conference is being organised.