Integration cannot happen without real contact of locals and migrants. It's time to open the space of possibility with CONNECTION.
What concrete policies can streamline migrant integration, empowering and engaging newcomers in Europe’s cities? CONNECTION will determine, deliver and implement the answers to this question. Peer-learning on integration around participation, gender, employment and one-stop-shops will accompany concrete EU-funded policy implementation in seven of the 14 cities. Eight further cities will be able to join visits (stay tune!), as well as other organisations and levels of government, and eight integration champions are trained to train others in integration strategies. CONNECTION stands for CONNEcting Cities Towards Integration actiON – so, are you ready to connect?
Led by EUROCITIES, and Co-funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of the European Union, CONNECTION builds on the success of past projects (VALUES, CITIES GROW, MIXITIES, DIVE, INTI-Cities, ImpleMentoring) that together addressed the gaps in the implementation of the Integrating Cities Charter. This charter expresses cities’ commitment to migrant integration.