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: 19-11-2020

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publication date: 19-11-2020

Social Affairs Forum digital edition 9-10 November 2020

On 9-10 November 2020, Eurocities held its Social Affairs Forum online on the theme: ‘Cities for just transitions: Supporting local labour markets for an inclusive recovery and fair transition’.

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start date: 09-11-2020
end date: 10-11-2020

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publication date: 10-11-2020

EUROCITIES WG employment on the attractiveness of jobs in care sector on 25-26 November

EUROCITIES WG Employment will meet online on 25-26 November, to discuss on ‘how cities can increase the attractiveness of jobs in care sector: employment and skills development in Lyon'.

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start date: 23-10-2020
end date: 23-10-2020

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publication date: 23-10-2020

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publication date: 23-10-2020

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Healthy, thriving and inclusive cities workshops series

EUROCITIES Healthy, thriving and inclusive cities workshops series

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publication date: 15-09-2020

Munich joins Solidarity Cities Initiative

"As a growing city, Munich is and has always been a city of immigrants", said Dieter Reiter, Mayor of Munich.

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publication date: 13-08-2020

Join online the EU Forum on the Rights of the Child

The rights of the child are on top of the priorities of the new European Commission. When taking office in 2019, President Ursula von der Leyen decided that the rights of the child required special attention by having a dedicated EU comprehensive Strategy on the rights of the child.

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start date: 29-09-2020
end date: 01-10-2020

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Share your views on the future of social Europe

The European Commission has opened a broad public consultation on the future of social Europe. The consultation will gather ideas and recommendations for new policy actions or legal initiatives needed on different levels (EU, national, regional and local) to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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publication date: 16-07-2020