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Led by Eurocities, UNITES – UrbaN InTEgration Strategies through co-design, trains and accompanies local authorities to co-design integration strategies with other stakeholders and migrants.

In the first stage, UNITES will develop training on co-designing integration strategies that incorporate research on best practices across Europe. A pilot version of the training will be conducted with staff from the eight cities participating in the project. The training will then be developed into an open access online course (MOOC) for integration practitioners outside the project, which will be tested with stakeholders in the eight partner cities.

In a second stage, the city partners will set up a new mechanism for stakeholder consultation and develop their local integration strategy through co-design with stakeholders and migrants. In planning and implementing their actions, they will receive guidance from colleagues from other cities and migrant organisations in peer workshops and peer-visits to each city.

At the end of the project, two cities outside the project will be selected, following a call, to benefit from a support package in co-designing integration strategies from two teams of two staff from city partners trained as ‘integration champions’ in the project.


Rossella Nicoletti Senior Project Coordinator - UNITES
Carolina Picot Project Officer - UNITES


Starting date

January 2022

Ending date

December 2024


Ayuntamiento De Zaragoza, Comune Di Bologna (Cobo),  Dimos Athinaion (Athens), Grad Zagreb (City of Zagreb), Grenoble-alpes-metropole Metro (Grenoble-gam), Hlavni Mesto Praha (Hlavni Mesto), Landeshauptstadt Dusseldorf (Dusseldorf), Migrationwork Cic, New Women Connectors Foundation (Nwc), Oulun Kaupunki (Oulun Kaupunki), Unitee (Unitee)