02 August 2010
European cities have become increasingly diverse in ethnic and religious terms. This creates opportunities for cultural innovativeness and international competitiveness. However, the growing diversity in the local population makes influencing and managing intergroup relations and developing intercultural policies major challenges for cities. By looking at the major needs in intergroup relations, the responses taken to meet these needs, and cities’ efforts to improve attitudes and relations between majority and minority groups, this report aims to support the exchange of experience and learning between cities.
21 January 2008
This report follows on from a 2006 Foundation study into local integration policies for immigrants in Europe, Integration of migrants: Contribution of local and regional authorities, which investigated the concept of integration. The report describes the historical and institutional factors which shaped migration policy in 12 EU Member States and analyses local integration policies in 14 European cities. While it points to the very different migration histories and patterns in different European countries and cities and the distinctive ways of implementing concrete integration measures, it identifies areas of common experience and practice. The report concludes that there is no single European integration model, and recommends taking good practice measures based on joint experience to develop a more effective and targeted integration policy.
19 December 2007
Housing is a fundamental issue that affects the quality of life of citizens as well as being an important indicator of the degree of integration. Successful housing policies play an important role in shaping social policymaking at the local level, affecting the future integration of migrants and their descendants. This report, published jointly with the Council of Europe, presents successful practices and strategies from 20 cities participating in the first module of the European Network of Cities for Local Integration Policies for Migrants (CLIP).
29 January 2007
This concept paper is intended to create the framework for implementing a proposed project, involving cooperation between local and regional actors in the area of integration policy at the local level. The paper first analyses the meaning of the term ‘integration’ and locates it in the context of other concepts prominent in the discourse on migrant integration.