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.
As part of our citizens panels initiative, Lublin organised a large consultation on migration in December which gave citizens the opportunity to hear from and debate directly with the European Commission and other experts and put forward possible solutions.
publication date: 15-01-2019
Save the Date for our autumn Social Affairs Forum meeting that will take place on 22-24 October 2019 in Warsaw. The forum’s theme is: ‘Inclusive Cities for All: How to ensure social inclusion and well-being for all ages?’
start date: 22-10-2019 end date: 24-10-2019
Commission recognises the need to channel EU funds to build capacity of local governments for Roma inclusion
On 4 December, the European Commission released a communication on the evaluation of the EU Roma Framework 2011-2020.
publication date: 03-01-2019
EUROCITIES published a report with findings and lessons from the study visit it organised to Timisoara on 12-14 June 2018. This activity is part of the EUROCITIES mutual learning programme for cities working on Roma inclusion at local level, which receives funding support from the European programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSi) under the strategic partnership with the European Commission DG EMPL.
publication date: 02-01-2019
Social Rights for All: Roma inclusion at local level - report from EUROCITIES study visit to Timisoara
This is the report from the study visit that EUROCITIES organised to Timisoara on 12-14 June 2018. This activity is part of the EUROCITIES mutual learning programme for cities working on Roma inclusion at local level, which receives funding support from the European programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSi) under the strategic partnership with the European Commission DG EMPL.
Save the date for our spring meeting of WG Roma inclusion that will take place on 9-10 April in Toulouse on the theme 'How can cities support Roma to move from camps into adequate housing?'
start date: 09-04-2019 end date: 10-04-2019
On 12 December, Gothenburg became the 3rd city after Madrid and Stuttgart to sign a pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights. Deputy Mayor Marina Johansson and the Vice-Chair of the Political Committee on Social Welfare, Kristina Bergman Alme signed a strong commitment to principle 1 ‘education, training and lifelong learning’.
publication date: 19-12-2018
publication date: 12-12-2018
As part of our citizens panels initiative, Lublin (Poland) organised a consultation on migration policy, which gave citizens the opportunity to hear from and debate directly with the European Commission and other experts, as well as to put forward possible solutions.
publication date: 12-12-2018
On 3 December 2018, the European Parliament’s EMPL committee adopted its report on the Commission's proposal for the European Social Fund+ 2021-2027.
publication date: 10-12-2018