Cities are addressing migrant integration challenges through a series of ImpleMentoring peer visits
Cities are addressing migrant integration challenges over a series of peer visits organised under our ImpleMentoring project. ImpleMentoring ‘city-to-city support for migrant integration’ helps cities to address implementation gaps in migrant integration and policies.
Mentors from ImpleMentoring cities visited their peers in June 2013 to discuss specific aspects of migrant integration:
- Malmo to Ghent on the participation of migrants
- Genoa to Riga on perception of migration and diversity
- Tampere to Lublin on the perception of migration and diversity
- Dublin to Rotterdam on youth participation
- Manchester to Copenhagen on the need to reflect and manage diversity in public administration
The following visits are still to take place:
- Oslo to Tampere on the need to reflect and manage diversity in public administration in late August
- Amsterdam and Vienna to Athens on participation in diverse neighbourhoods in October
The visits were accompanied by a facilitator from the Migration Work consultancy and a member of our staff.
Participants spend three to four days interviewing elected officials, city staff, civil society organisations, researchers and citizens. As part of the ImpleMentoring methodology, cities then produce an action plan outlining how to address the challenges of integrating migrants in each host (implementing) city. This action plan is drawn up following weeks of research and dialogue between the mentor, the implementing city and the facilitator. It is then further refined by the implementing city to include realistic and inexpensive short-term measures to tackle the specific challenge.
All ImpleMentoring partners will meet in Tampere on 11 September 2013 following the Integrating Cities Conference (9-10 September 2013), where they will also host workshops on their integrating cities themes.