Brussels, 9 June 2016 – “Migration and inclusive growth in the EU: A perspective from the regional and local level”
The aim of the seminar is threefold. The main objective is to highlight how challenges of integration can be turned into an opportunity for inclusive growth in regions and municipalities. Through regional and local examples, it also serves to share practices and knowledge about how this can be achieved. Finally, the seminar aims to explore what the EU is doing to support inclusive growth at regional and local level.
Organised by Skåne European Office, Skåne Association of Local Authorities, Region Skåne, County Administrative Board of Skåne, in partnership with the ERLAI Network.
Brussels, 6-7 April 2016 – European Migration Forum
The European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee organise the 2nd meeting of the European Migration Forum on 6 and 7 April. This edition of the forum focuses on a long-term approach to sustainable labour migration and successful integration.
The European Migration Forum is a platform for dialogue on the EU agenda for migration, asylum and integration, managed by the European Commission in cooperation with the European Economic and Social Committee. More than 100 civil society organisations, regional and local authorities from all EU member States participate in the event, which is hold once a year. Representatives of the ERLAI network attend this 2nd meeting of the EMF.
Organised by European Commission and European Economic and Social Committee.
More information at the EMF website.
Brussels, 17 February 2016 – “A global approach of the EU to migration: a challenge and an opportunity for Europe”
The initiative is organized in the context of the coordination of the Italian regional offices in Brussels and the ERLAI Network.
The aim of the meeting is to present the work carried out by the European Parliament on migration and asylum, with a special focus on Hon. Cécile Kyenge role of co-rapporteur of the strategic initiative report on “the situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic approach to migration”.
The meeting also aims at promoting the discussion on challenges and opportunities for regional and local authorities that are at the front line for providing reception and integration measures.
Organised by Emilia-Romagna Region
Brussels, 10 February 2016 – “Welcoming is not simple. The challenge of inclusion of asylum seekers in the EU and at the local level”
The conference aims at discussing reception practices addressed to asylum seekers at local level, besides providing an overview on perspectives and policies set up by institutions at EU and international level.
Moreover, it is the opportunity to present Asylum Corner, a new platform that intends to create a common ground where the interested stakeholders can share perspectives on asylum issues and spur a constructive debate.
Organised by LAI-MOMO, in collaboration with Emilia-Romagna Region