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Who We Are

European Migrant Integration Academy (EU-MIA) is a research-based co-operative learning and training initiative.

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Our aim is to involve public officials and local stakeholders in the development and implementation of local level integration policies in selected European cities.

The International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO) is the consortium leader in charge of the implementation of this project. The consortium research partners are the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford and the International and European Forum of Migration Research (FIERI).

Activism on migrant integration in European cities has produced a wealth of practical experience and knowledge. Work around consolidating and sharing good practice has been less common. There is a need to create city-to-city synergies. Over the last few years different policy-oriented networking initiatives targeting local integration authorities have been launched. However, few have been able to trigger concrete processes of policy improvement or induce sustainable policy transfer.

We have decided it is time to use our knowledge and networks in order to address this and deliver structured training initiatives which target and directly involve public officials and local stakeholders.

 

About the partners:

 

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Within the Social Protection Programme of ITC-ILO, the international labour migration team specializes in facilitating training courses to build the capacity building of constituents working in the field of labour migration, with the aim of extending Decent Work to all migrant workers, bearing in mind the positive contributions migration can make towards economic and social development.


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The Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford is a research centre geared to deepening our understanding of the relationship between migration and societal change.

COMPAS has five core research clusters: flows and dynamics, labour markets, citizenship and belonging, urban change and settlement and welfare. COMPAS has also established the Migration Observatory, a multi-media platform providing user-friendly access to authoritative and independent analysis of data on migrants and migration issues.

Integration has been among the key considerations in COMPAS's work throughout its nearly 10 years and the centre has been involved in several comparative European projects dealing with integration.

Some examples of comparative European integration projects currently and previously undertaken include:

 

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The International and European Forum of Migration Research (FIERI) is a research centre and an interdisciplinary network based in Turin, Italy. Its research focus concerns migratory phenomena in contemporary societies. The main aim is to feed the public debate and provide public decision-makers with solid empirical evidence and knowledge tools on the migration phenomenon and its management.

FIERI activity is articulated in various areas: integration, immigration and flows, transnationalism, gender and generation, welfare. In all these areas, FIERI carries out projects which look at the socio-economic and cultural processes on the one hand, and at policies on the other.

Integration is one of the most rooted activity strands of FIERI. Here are the most recent projects carried out at the European level on this research topic:

Shifting to policies, in these last years FIERI has been involved in projects concerning different aspects of integration.  It was partner in the projects:

This project is implemented with financial support from the European Union.

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