September Newsletter from EWSI

30 September 2020 / 137

EU Highlights:

  • The European Commission will launch a Call in mid-October for proposals relating to integration and complementary pathways for the Asylum Migration and Integration Fund work programme, the deadline for which will be 16 February 2021.
  • The European Migration Network (EMN) has released its second report on the impact of COVID-19. This latest edition explores the effects of COVID-19 on international students and the responses of states and higher education institutions (HEIs) across the EU and OECD Member States.
  • The European Commission and the European Social and Economic Partners renewed their commitment to the European Partnership for Integration, first signed in 2017, in order to better address the specific difficulties facing migrant workers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The European Commission released a five-year EU Anti-Racism Action Plan, acknowledging the need to tackle the underlying problem of structural racism in the EU.

There is still time to implement the EU’s integration policy:

The European Commission’s EU-wide public consultation on the next Action Plan on integration and inclusion continues – have your say until 21 October 2020, in all official EU languages.

Upcoming Events
NPICR conference, Prague: We accept, integrate and educate children of migrants

15/10/2020 09:00
(Konferenční sál, Senovážné náměstí 872/25, Prague, Czech Republic)
On October 15 the National Pedagogical Institute of the Czech Republic (NPICR) will hold the fourth edition of its teaching conference. As in previous years discussion will focus on measures taken by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports to support children who are migrants or…
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Latest NewsCzech Republic: Integration courses may be mandatory for migrants from 2021

According to new regulations proposed by the Czech Republic’s Interior Ministry, foreigners seeking long term or permanent residence in the Czech Republic will need to take a mandatory integration course – which before now has been voluntary – from 1 January 2021. These new regulations are…

Read MoreUNICEF: Unlocking refugee and migrant children’s potential

As organisations promoting integration across Europe work on facilitating the inclusion and development of migrant children of all ages, it is essential to take into account what these children have to offer their new communities through their passion, resilience and determination. In order to…

Read MorePortugal: Research project on migration and health during COVID-19 shows the need to reinforce healthcare services

The first comparative study has been made on the consequences of COVID-19 in migrant and native families in Amadora, the most densely populated municipality in Portugal where foreign citizens account for 11.7% of the population. The final results of the study are due to be published soon,…

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Integration Practices Recently UploadedPoland: Integration for Independence

This project provided additional integration support to migrants under international protection in Poland, building on the one-year individual integration programme already being run by The Warsaw Family Assistance Centre. The project offered various activities which focused on furthering…
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Portugal: Mentors for Migrants Programme

This initiative aims to create a network of corporate volunteers (mentors) who are available to provide guidance, orientation or information to migrants (mentees) according to their needs in different areas (eg. achieving qualifications, searching for employment, entrepreneurship, health,…
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Luxembourg: Business MeetUps

The Touchpoints Business MeetUps is a monthly networking event held over a meal, bringing together budding entrepreneurs, employers, migrant jobseekers, established entrepreneurs and key players in the entrepreneurship world.
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Latest Funding Information

Portugal: AMIF funding for reception facilities

The Portuguese Ministry of Internal Administration (MAI) is now accepting funding applications for projects creating reception facilities for refugees and asylum seekers. The funding will come from the EU’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). The total amount available is 1 094 772…

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Latest Documents

Equity in Education? A comparative analysis of educational outcomes among refugee children in the Nordic countries

This report assesses educational performance among refugee children in the Nordic region. The primary study population was made up of people granted residency in the Nordic region as minors (aged between 0–17 years) between 1986 and 2005. These children’s educational outcomes were…
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EMN Annual Report on Migration and Asylum – Sweden

The European Migration Network’s (EMN) 2019 annual report for Sweden includes a chapter summarising the year’s most important developments in the field of migrant integration. These developments include, among other issues, the following:   an additional state grant for…
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