Eurodiaconia (2019), Fostering cooperation between local authorities and civil society actors in the integration and social inclusion of migrants and refugees - Challenges and Opportunities


Abstract/Description: "This report is based on the contributions of thirteen projects from the Eurodiaconia membership in five countries (Austria, Finland, Germany, Italy and Sweden). Their promising practices of cooperation with local authorities concern different dimensions of integration, such as education, access to employment, empowerment of migrant women, provision of health services as well as social and legal counselling services. The report is organised into four sections. The first section gives an overview as to why the role of the local level has become more important for integration policies across Europe. Based on an assessment of the main challenges and opportunities for cooperation in section two, the third part provides practical ideas to improve models for cooperation among local authorities and non-state actors. The last section showcases projects from the Eurodiaconia membership that are organised in close cooperation with local public actors and municipalities to meet the needs of migrants and refugees."


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