The Urban Agenda Partnership on Inclusion of Migrant and Refugees has evaluated its work from 2016 to 2019 and proposed a work plan for the coming 2 years (2020-2022).
It concluded that its highly participatory and multi-level governance cooperation provides strong links to continue fostering innovative ideas for policy development and implementation and presented a new Action Plan which sets out the Partnership’s objectives until the end of 2022. The Partnership also aims to extend the plan beyond the two-year timeframe and link the lessons learned from its actions into long-term policy strategies.
The new proposed Actions are:
- Improving migrants’ and refugees’ access to healthcare;
- Improving the prevention, early identification, and treatment of mental health concerns among migrants and refugees;
- Advancing the role of art and culture in promoting inclusion and fighting racism;
- Promoting the inclusion and participation of LGBTQI+ migrants;
- Facilitating evidence-based integration policymaking in cities;
- Expanding the use of financial instruments for inclusion by cities;
- Better protecting children in migration.
The existing Actions were:
- Recommendations on the protection of unaccompanied minors
- Towards more evidence-based integration policies in cities: setting the agenda, exploring comparable indicators & developing a toolbox for good practice transfer
- Improving access for cities to EU integration funding
- Establishment of an Academy on integration strategies
- Establishment of a European Migrant Advisory Board
- Establishment of Financial Blending Facilities for cities and SMEs
- Improving desegregation policies in European cities
- Further reinforce the role of Microfinance, for instance through blending
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