Call for inspiring co-design experiences in the field of migrant integration

We invite city councils, migrant organisations and other stakeholders to send us inspiring co-design experiences in the area of integration strategy planning and beyond to inform the learning in this project by 15 May 2022 Read more

Zagreb’s Action Plan: A strategic approach to integration on the city level

In May, MigrationWork colleagues and Connection partners from Turin, ANCI Piemonte, (with representatives from Asti, Settimo Torinese, Cuneo) Paris, Prague, Thessaloniki, ANATOLIKI S.A, visited Zagreb to learn about the city’s experience of developin… Read more

Signage in the Ragsved Civic Centre
Big purple signs show users activities they can do for themselves, for example - seek information, search the internet or fill in forms. The advisors take the backseat with discreet, transparent signs.

Cities responses to Ukrainian refugees, and the role of the “One Stop Shop model”

As Ukrainian refugees make their way to cities across Europe, cities are developing humane and creative responses to support them, and existing services are being tested and challenged. During a recent visit as part of the CONNECTION project in Stockholm, we looked at cities’ ‘first responses’ to support new arrivals, and gained new insight into refining the ‘One Stop Shop’ model – a model which has been proven to be central to effective crisis response. Read more

The CONNECTION team outside Ristorante Al Fassia in Turin

CONNECTION Project : Turin Visit in October 2021

The Community of Practice in the CONNECTION project visited Turin in October 2021. One of the aims of the visit is for representatives of cities to share challenges they face, ask questions from an outside perspective and looking at issues through the eyes of others. Read more

Visit to Athens Migrant Integration Centre

A CONNECTION Project Workshop: Visit to Athens' Migrant Integration Centre

The recent CONNECTION workshop was a visit to Athens’ Migrant Integration Centre (MIC), a model ‘One Stop Shop’ which offers a range of services to migrants including legal advice, education, social services and referrals to other specialists. The key objective of the workshop was for participants to learn from Athens how to set up a successful One Stop Shop: what are the secrets for success, and what can we learn from the challenges that Athens has faced and overcome? Read more

Group photo of the attendees of the Madrid CONNECTION meeting
Madrid meeting of the CONNECTION community of practice on pathways to employment

CONNECTION: Helping migrants into work by linking employment advice with integration support

How can European cities address the relatively high rates of unemployment among their migrant residents? Would it help if support for getting into work was better coordinated with integration services? Officials from Sofia, Tampere, Antwerp, Karditsa, Brest and Madrid, came together as a community of practice in the Spanish capital in November 2021, to see for themselves how this might be achieved. Read more

Benchmarking immigrant integration policies in Europe

In an interview for « Trait d’Union. Ville et Communes de Bruxelles-Capitale », MigrationWork director Richard Stanton discusses the usefulness and successful implementation of benchmarking for the development of migration and integration policies at a European level. Read more

Director Rachel Maragozov speaking at the Migration Policy Institute in Brussels

On the 25th January 2019, MigrationWork Director Rachel Marangozov will be speaking at the Migration Policy Institute’s event: “Building the Foundations for Inclusion: What Does the Future Hold for Immigrant Integration in Europe?” in Brussels. Read more

Sara’s story should speak to us all on International Migrants Day

MigrationWork Director, Rachel Marangozov, discusses the damaging effect of labels, which serve to distance us from others by taking away their humanity. Read more

Tackling housing deprivation as a key to the better integration of Muslims

35% of Muslim households are overcrowded, lack central heating or have to share a kitchen or bathroom, compared with the national average of 13%. Housing deprivation is a key factor in improving the integration of Muslims. Read more

Not just a job: supporting refugees into sustainable employment

MigrationWork Director, Rachel Marangozov, argues that refugee employment is about more than just jobs; it’s an opportunity to rebuild a lives. Read more

Urban Academy on the Integration of migrants and refugees

MigrationWork has been invited to facilitate a three-day event in April 2018 for the Urban Academy on Integration of Migrants and Refugees. The two thematic strands of the event are “Education as a key tool for integration” and “Working effectively with civil society”. Read more

Innovative West Midlands cities’ migration-friendly plan kicks off

MigrationWork has started working with three West Midlands cities on a major initiative to help the region’s communities get the maximum benefit from migration and improve migrants’ and refugees’ sense of belonging by offering services including language classes, employment support and the chance to learn new skills. Read more

Firewalling to protect

MigrationWork CIC was commissioned by the Open Society Foundation to organize and facilitate a round table in May 2017 and produce a report on “Firewalling to Protect”. The report looked at child protection, policing and crime, and health, all areas in which concerns about the involvement of immigration enforcement have been raised. Read more

CITIES-GROW – Integration of migrants through economic activity in cities

The CITIES-GroW (integration of migrants through economic activity in cities) project provides practical advice to municipal leaders and decision makers in Europe on how best to address migrant integration challenges and develop effective integration strategies. Read more