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.

WG Roma inclusion policy transfer on Roma access to adequate housing - 9-10 April, Toulouse

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?'

event

start date: 09-04-2019
end date: 10-04-2019

Gothenburg is 3rd city to sign pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights

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’.

news

publication date: 19-12-2018

Integrating Cities VIII conference - Watch the video!

To have a glance at the Integrating Cities VIII event, watch the video!

news

publication date: 12-12-2018

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

Lublin citizens panel - three proposals on migration

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.

news

publication date: 12-12-2018

European Parliament votes in favour of a stronger urban dimension of ESF+ 2021-2027

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. 

news

publication date: 10-12-2018

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

publication

publication date: 04-12-2018

EUROCITIES political event at the European Parliament 'From principle to action: How to implement the EU Pillar of Social Rights at local level'

EUROCITIES will launch a new political initiative to show how cities’ concrete contributions to a more cohesive and inclusive Europe starting from local level. EUROCITIES deputy mayors will present their pledges to act on the principles of the EU Pillar for Social Rights through dedicated investments for city measures. This will take place at an event of EUROCITIES at the European Parliament on 21 February 2019 in the presence of Members of European Parliament and high-level Commission...

news

publication date: 04-12-2018

Join our EUROCITIES political event at the European Parliament 'From principle to action: How to implement the EU Pillar of Social Rights at local level'

In the presence of Members of European Parliament and high-level Commission representatives, EUROCITIES will launch a new political initiative to show the cities’ concrete contributions to a more cohesive and inclusive Europe starting from local level. EUROCITIES deputy mayors responsible for social affairs will present their pledges to act on the principles of the EU Pillar for Social Rights through dedicated investments for city measures.

event

start date: 21-02-2019
end date: 21-02-2019

Join our EUROCITIES political event at the European Parliament 'From principle to action: How to implement the EU Pillar of Social Rights at local level'

In the presence of Members of European Parliament and high-level Commission representatives, EUROCITIES will launch a new political initiative to show the cities’ concrete contributions to a more cohesive and inclusive Europe starting from local level. EUROCITIES deputy mayors responsible for social affairs will present their pledges to act on the principles of the EU Pillar for Social Rights through dedicated investments for city measures.

event

start date: 21-02-2019
end date: 21-02-2019

New report highlights the role of cities as service providers for migrants and refugees

The project ReSOMA continues its aim to ensure European policymakers and stakeholders’ access to accurate and reliable evidence for policies. A new report on cities as service providers for migrants and refugees highlights cities’ central role in immigrant integration and analyses the impact of EU policies at local level.

news

publication date: 03-12-2018