Integrating migrants and fostering intercultural dialogue represent major challenges for Europe. Addressing these issues is not an exact science. The numerous initiatives launched all over Europe need to be pooled in order to establish, as far as possible, good practice in this area. The Committee considers that language learning, awareness raising on citizenship-related issues, democratic participation, access to employment, education and housing, protection of rights and contact between communities are essential for integration and should be included in any strategy implemented for this purpose.
Work in progress:
The Committee is currently preparing a report on “The portrayal of migrants and refugees during election campaigns” as well as on “Integration of migrants: is Europe failing?” and on “Integration tests for migrants: a step forward or back?”.