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.

  •  cooperation

'Cities welcome refugees' campaign shortlisted for European Communications Award

We have been shortlisted for the European Association of Communications Directors (EACD) European Communication Award for our 'cities welcome refugees' campaign.

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publication date: 22-06-2016

World Refugee Day: open letter from EUROCITIES mayors to EU leaders

The leaders of 11 major European cities wrote to EU leaders on World Refugee Day (20 June) calling to refocus the debate at European level and better recognise the role of cities in the refugee situation.

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publication date: 20-06-2016

Open letter from European mayors to EU leaders on World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is a moment for us to reflect on our common European values of solidarity, humanity and dignity.

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publication date: 19-06-2016

  •  culture

Culture for Cities and Regions initiatives - latest study visits

We look back on Culture for Cities and Regions study visits to Sofia and Antwerp in April.

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publication date: 25-05-2016

EPC event report on 'Reception and integration of refugees - cities on the frontline'

The European Policy Centre has just published an event report for 'Reception and integration of refugees - cities on the front line', which EUROCITIES co-hosted on 4 April.

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publication date: 23-05-2016

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

EUROCITIES renews partnership with Cities Today

We are delighted to continue our collaboration with Cities Today magazine.

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publication date: 10-05-2016

'Building a resettlement network of European cities and regions’ - SHARE project publication

The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) has published 'Building a resettlement network of European cities and regions - experiences of the SHARE network 2012-2015', marking the culmination of four years of SHARE network learning.

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publication date: 09-05-2016

Mentoring visit and migration & integration working group meeting in Gdansk

Representatives from Barcelona and Ghent visited Gdansnk on 18-19 April to discuss the current integration situation in the city and identify some potential areas for development.

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publication date: 29-04-2016

Mentoring visit and migration & integration working group meeting in Gdansk

Representatives from Barcelona and Ghent visited Gdansnk on 18-19 April to discuss the current integration situation in the city and identify some potential areas for development.

news

publication date: 29-04-2016