Evolution of newcomers’ needs for information and advice as they move through stages of settlement and integration - a map developed by CNCE based on work with migrants.

Co-designing integration strategies in cities with the Unites project - what we have learned so far

Read about the research phase findings of the UrbaN InTEgration Strategies through co-design (UNITES) project on existing co-design practices on a local level. Read more

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MigrationWork Trust awards its first Weaving Bonds grants

The trustees of MigrationWork Trust present the first grantees of its Weaving Bonds funding scheme – six organisations that are true champions of community building, hope, and connection. We are proud to support these organisations and look forward to seeing the positive impact they will continue to make in the lives of migrants, refugees, and the broader community. Read more

Long-term sustainable housing solutions for the intercultural city

The lack of suitable housing in many European cities is one of the biggest challenges to migrant integration. We were commissioned by the Intercultural Cities (ICC) programme of the Council of Europe to produce this policy brief titled Long-term sust… Read more

Integration Champions: Bringing peer-to-peer support to a new level?

When a EU-funded project comes to an end, the question is often what will the project’s legacy and long-term impact be?Achieving a long-term impact is particularly difficult for those who have not directly participated in the project. Which tools can be helpful to transfer the project’s achievements? Read more

Shaping local narratives on migration and diversity through decolonisation

Thoughts from the workshop on decolonisation at the Eurocities Integrating Cities conference in Utrecht in November 2022, by MigrationWork member Tamsin Koumis. Read more

Learning through doing: how immersive theatre helped the EU-funded CONNECTION project partners understand the migrant experience at One Stop Shops

At the final conference of the EU-funded CONNECTION project led by Eurocities in Utrecht in November 2022, one group of participants decided to do something a little different to showcase their learning. They had learned experientially by doing, and wanted to share that learning in a similar way. Read more

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

In May, MigrationWork colleagues and the EU-funded 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 experienc… 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 EU-funded 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

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

The CONNECTION team outside Ristorante Al Fassia in Turin

An EU-funded CONNECTION Project : Turin Visit in October 2021

The Community of Practice in the EU-funded 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

An EU-Funded CONNECTION Project Workshop: Visit to Athens' Migrant Integration Centre

The recent EU-funded CONNECTION project 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

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Madrid meeting of the CONNECTION community of practice on pathways to employment

The EU-funded CONNECTION Project: 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