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Routes, the way to integration

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The project aims to set up transnational cooperation networks to exchange best practices in the field of immigrant integration. The project contributes to increasing the collaboration between public entities, NGOs and associations. Furthermore, it aims to identify the most effective policy approaches in guaranteeing an appropriate response to integration needs.

In particular, the reinforcement and development of consultation mechanisms at a local and regional level represents the most suitable way to maintain a dialogue between immigrants and hosting communities, as well as with those institutions and other stakeholders involved in the integration process. Information on regional and national policies and best practices in the field represent a useful knowledge base to support policymakers developing integration policies and other related actors. The project creates a framework for a better integration of immigrants and a set of recommendations for the implementation of the most valuable findings in different contexts.

In this context, the Routes Project has outlined and submitted to the attention of the European Commission a set of recommendations and, more importantly, a ‘module for regional governance of integration policies’, which in fact tries to respond to the abovementioned points. Setting up inter-group services within local/regional Public Administrations as well as Advisory Councils to discuss issues relevant to the migrant population creates innovative joint approaches to planning; it addresses the problem of power imbalances between multiple stakeholders and the issue of citizen/civil society involvement, whilst strengthening representative government to embrace more direct forms of participatory democracy. A shared platform for discussion and information sharing among different stakeholders seeks to support citizen involvement through new technologies, enabling migrant populations to participate in open consultation about policy planning and allocation of public resources.

Award info
Award category: citizen involvement
Award type: submission
Award year: 2009
Project type
Sector: Public administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform
Type of activity: community and stakeholder participation
Keywords: Integration, immigrants, open dialogue
Short English description: In this context, the Routes Project has outlined and submitted to the attention of the European Commission a set of recommendations and, more importantly, a ‘module for regional governance of integration policies’, which in fact tries to respond to the abovementioned points
Further information
Organisation: Veneto Lavoro
Other applicants: Veneto Lavoro, Regione Veneto, Direzione sicurezza pubblica e flussi migratori, Regione Puglia, Unione Sindacale Regionale CISL Veneto, The Stockholm Region, City of Uppsala - Youth and Employment office, Fundacion Comunidad Valenciana- Region Europea, Federacion Nacional Union de Consumadores Europeos Euroconsumo, Menedék-Hungarian Association for Migrants, Association of local Authorities of Central Macedonia, Livstycket, COOPI (Cooperazione Internazionale), SAMAH (Foundation of Unaccompanied Minor Refugees Humanitas), Government of the Province of Carinthia, ACIMEImmigration Observatory, Federacion Valenciana de Municipios y Provincias, City of Vasteras, proAros, Employment and Support Integration Unit, Integra-Integration, Region Bruxelles Capitale, Fundacion Alianza para el Desarrollo, Social Solidarity, Sud, Region of Central Macedonia, Fundacion Social Francisco de Vitoria
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Level of government: regional level
Size of organisation: 25-50
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Country: Italy
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
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Routes, the way to integration (45.47982° N, 12.2446354° E)
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