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Recognizing and leveraging on the diversity of territorial approaches and expertise on integration, the project seeks to contribute to building more inclusive and cohesive European societies by enhancing transnational knowledge and experience sharing, as well as cooperation and partnerships between  local  and  regional  authorities  with  different  levels  of  expertise  on integration, representing different European realities.

Funded by the  Asylum,  Migration  and  Integration  Fund of the European Union, Includ-EU will bring together regions and municipalities from Greece, Italy, the Netherlands,  Romania,  Slovenia  and  Spain as both protagonists  (co-applicants)  and beneficiaries of the action.

The project is structured around key thematic areas consistent with the EU Action plan on integration: labour inclusion, health care, education, active citizenship and housing. It relies on a peer-to-peer approach and capitalizes on territorial ownership and know-how.

On such grounds, the action will:

  • Improve knowledge and capacity of local and regional authorities to facilitate the integration of third country nationals: local and regional integration practices will be mapped in target countries, and the findings will be consolidated in thematic briefings on good practices. Needs-based, demand driven training and capacity building support will be provided to regional and local authorities which will also take part in thematic study visits structured around integration practices identified through the mapping exercise.
  • Implement and assess pilot projects that promote the integration of third-country nationals at regional and local level: pilot integration actions responding to contextual priorities and needs, organizational structure, knowledge, capacity and resources will be implemented by local and regional authorities part of the project consortium. These pilots will concretely enhance TCNs’ integration in their respective contexts.
  • Foster regional exchange on integration policy and practice between European regional and local authorities with different levels of expertise: through the organization of webinars and regional events, regional exchanges on integration policy and practice will be fostered


For more information contact the Includ-EU project team at IOM Italy:

mricevuti@iom.int / elnicolaci@iom.int or includeu@iom.int