20/02/2021 Luigi Della Sala

Challenges and Solutions for Cities designing Integration Policies and Strategies

Newsletter February 2020


Since its establishment, the new European Commission chaired by Ursula von der Leyen, worked on new action plans related to migration, integration and inclusion. In particular, two new initiatives have been introduced in the last months:

1. The New Pact on Migration and Asylum procedures, with clear responsibilities division between the Member States, as well as a new mechanism proposal with flexible contribution options in regards to the integration procedures and support.

2. The Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion for the period 2021-2027. The action plan promotes inclusion for all, recognising the important contribution of migrants to the EU and addressing the barriers that can hinder participation and inclusion of people with a migrant background, from newcomers to citizens, in European society. It is built on the principle that inclusive integration requires efforts from both the person and the host community and sets out new actions that build on the achievements of the previous action plan from 2016.


1. BBC – The Documentary Podcast

2. Freakonomics: Is Migration a Basic Human Right? 

What have we done so far?

The first year of the project focused on assessing the priority areas for each city, using the Intercultural City Review methodology and developing recommendations tailored on each local context and selected area of priority.

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This project has received funding from the European AMIF programme under grant agreement Nº 863614. This document reflects only the authors’ view and not those of the European Community. This work may rely on data from sources external to the members of the EPI project Consortium. Members of the Consortium do not accept liability for loss or damage suffered by any third party as a result of errors or inaccuracies in such data. The information in this document is provided “as is” and no guarantee or warranty is given that the information is fit for any particular purpose. The user thereof uses the information at its sole risk and neither the European Community nor any member of the EPI Consortium is liable for any use that may be made of the information.


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