This workshop is co-organised by the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), as part of the
European Week of Regions and Cities and within the
Cities and regions for integration initiative. It is the second of a series of events for local and regional politicians and experts to discuss how to support integration of migrants in Europe.
It will discuss how small and medium size territories contribute to the sustainable integration of migrants and refugees, with a focus on two main challenges – the integration of migrants and refugees on the labour market of such territories and the migrants’ and refugees’ access to key infrastructure and services.
The objectives of the session will be to share knowledge and experience on the actions, needs and expectations of small and medium-sized cities regarding integration of migrants and refugees; investigate how sustainable migrant integration could become a factor for regional development; discuss the European Funds’ role in supporting more effective integration policies in Europe; and develop a community of practice on the integration of migrants and refugees in small and medium sized cities.
Please register by 27 September 2019 on the EWRC website