1. Cities and Migrants - Implementing the Integrating Cities Charter - December 2015


CityIntegratingCharterBy EUROCITIES, a political platform for major European cities and EU institutions: The second report on the implementation of the Integrating Cities Charter. The process of mainstreaming service provision continues; some city policies are moving away from immigrant-specific services towards provision of services to all residents, irrespective of their language, nationality or country of birth. This demonstrates the leading role cities play in innovating, reacting and proactively adapting to continuously evolving situations.
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2. Cities Welcome Refugees - Enhancing effective urban governance in an age of migration - 2016

CitiesWelcomeRefugeesBy the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization: Nearly half of the total population of international migrants (244 million worldwide in 2015) resides in ten highly urbanized, high-income countries, of which five are in Europe. Local authorities and public servants are at the front lines of refugee and migrant reception and integration. This report aims to understand the reception and integration of refugees and to answer questions most notably highlighted by the adoption of the New Urban Agenda at the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador, 2016.
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3. Hiring Refugees - What are the opportunities and challenges for employers? - September 2016

HiringRefugeesBy the OECD in a joint consultation process with the UNHCR: While public policies play a key role in facilitating the integration process, the private sector can make a critical contribution by training and employing refugees. This report takes a closer look on the labour market and the challenges of employers to recruit and integrate asylum seeker and refugees. What are the main barriers for employers to hire refugees and how can they be overcome?
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 4. Villes en développement – Migrants and refugees in cities

 Ville developmentThe ‘Bulletin des professionnels of AdP-Villes en développement’ Nr. 105 January 2017: Emergency workers in southern countries realize that their camps will not really be temporary. The pathways of urban integration for economic migrants that were so clearly described at the end of the last century are now failing to operate. This article tries to shape a new agenda on how to manage future emergencies by tackling key conceptions of citizenship, urban belonging, of the right to settle in a city – or a camp. Do we must rethink our understanding of such concepts?
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5. Paris ville interculturelle – liens, pratiques et politiques publiques (in French) - Paris, intercultural city

intercultural ParisParis is a world city that polarizes flows of all kinds: flows of goods and capital, flows of information and populations, and a large foreign population: more than 300,000 foreigners reside there, ie no less than 15% of the total population in Paris. Beyond the international and cultural influence of our city, it seemed essential to look at, through information and evaluation mission, the reality of intercultural practices in Paris and its neighborhoods. Publication March 2017
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Additional links:

// Social Innovation Community: Migrants, social innovation and collaborative inclusion 

// Urban Agenda on Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees

// Spiegel ONLINE: Germany’s Ongoing Project to Welcome Its Refugees



  1. National Integration Evaluation Mechanism NIEM

  2. The Magdas Hotel

  3. MigraNet

  4. One-Stop Future Shop 

  5. UIA S.A.L.U.S.


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