Let’s do it: Integration

Posted on 3. April 2017 by Fiona Fritz fiona-fritz-modified

Closing borders, limiting immigration and a faster expulsion of criminal asylum seekers. These topics currently dominate the discourse on migration all over Europe. The numbers of people seeking refuge in Europe has been on the rise for the last 5-10 years. But since 2015 this topic is on the front pages of news outlets in Germany almost every single day. Merkel's "Wir schaffen das!" (We’ll make it!) was met with scepticism by parts of the population and many politicians.

What should be done to foster multi-ethnic societies? Policy recommendations from FutureLab Europe

06. October 2015 What policy measures should be adopted to promote inclusive societies? What are young Europeans’ suggestions to promote migrants’ full participation in their countries political life? Last September, FutureLab Europe circulated a survey1 asking young Europeans what should be done to foster multi-ethnic societies. The survey included 8 policy questions, covering four macro-areas: … Continue reading What should be done to foster multi-ethnic societies? Policy recommendations from FutureLab Europe

Creating a Common European Future: Integration of Young Migrants in Europe

15. April 2015

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Are EU Member States facing similar challenges when it comes to the integration of third country nationals? What can the EU do to improve the integration of migrants in its societies? Is the European Integration Fund (EIF) a good instrument to promote integration in EU Member States?

FutureLab Europe took matters in its own hands and investigated the practice of the European Integration Fund (EIF), in Finland, Germany, Romania, and Spain surveying migrants who benefited from EIF-funded programmes and interviewing NGOs whose budget is financed by the EIF.

On the basis of their findings, FutureLab Europe participants developed a number of policy recommendations to the EU, national and regional authorities and NGOs.

2015 FutureLab Europe Spring Conference – How to integrate young migrants?

15. April 2015 FutureLab Europe held its 4th Spring Conference on Monday 13 April 2015 in Brussels. During the event, the FutureLab Europe 4th generation met to discuss integration and migration policies at the EU and member states’ level with representatives from the EU, the Belgian government, NGOs and the think tank world. The morning … Continue reading 2015 FutureLab Europe Spring Conference – How to integrate young migrants?