The integration of migrants, including refugees, in many Member States of the European Union and Associated Countries remains a challenge for both public authorities and local communities.
MIICT, Re-Build, NADINE, MICADO, WELCOME and EasyRights are Horizon 2020-co-funded initiatives who work towards the development of ICT-enabled solutions and toolkits for the implementation of inclusion policies by public administrations. As efficient and effective migrants’ integration can only be achieved by clearly understanding the migrants’ personal and family situation, but also by involving all key actors, such as researchers, public authorities, civil society organizations and migrants, the 6 projects apply a participatory co-creation approach in the design
and provision of tools and services.
In this context, the 6 initiatives, together with their responsible project officers from the Research Executive Academy are hosting a closed Policy Roundtable event, targeted at the six projects consortia, their Expert and Advisory Boards and representatives from the European Commission, to tackle 3 key synergy pillars – the ICT component, the co-creation approach and the role of public authorities and policy makers in the delivery of digital public services to the migrants.
The sessions will provide the basis for a consolidated Whitepaper by MIICT, REBUILD, NADINE, MICADO, EASYRIGHTS and WELCOME, which will be provided to the EC as a strategical input for shaping future migration policy in the EU.