Since yesterday we have been in Milan – a city of fashion, football, the ghosts of Caravaggio and Leonardo da Vinci, and since yesterday also place for discussions and workshops on migration, refugee and socio-economic integration.
We participate in the “Mid-Term Regional Consultation” event, where, together with representatives of over 35 EU cities, the European Commission, national ministries, national associations and research institutes, we discuss ways to deal with many of the challenges faced by local authorities related to social integration and economic migrants. The meeting takes place in the atmospheric, post-industrial Fabbrica del Vapore. Organizer: International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of the ADMin4ALL Supporting Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Migrants in Europe project.
ADMin4ALL is a project financed by the European Union which aims to strengthen the competence of local government institutions in the field of socio-economic integration of migrants. The project is based on the Sustainable Development Goals, which call on the international community to “make cities and human settlements safe, stable, sustainable and inclusive.” It also aims to support municipal authorities as well as other local non-state institutions and entities in providing appropriate services, suited to new, diverse and growing populations in urban areas throughout the European Union.