Europe is facing a dramatic increase in the number of refugees and migrants travelling to the continent. This unprecedented inflow of people, many of whom are vulnerable individuals seeking international protection, presents a challenge across Europe not only in terms of their immediate reception, but also with regard to their long-term integration into society.
Throughout history, common values and the collective identity of Europe have been shaped by the help of the diversity of its people which represent a challenge but, at the same time, also an opportunity to build new inclusive communities and to grow Europe’s society.
AER member are strongly committed in sharing discussions and good examples on how to foster the integration of migrants and also open to act concretely on it through projects and joint initiatives.
To this aim, AER Secretariat attended a project development event on migration and social inclusion, organised in Brussels on 23rd May by its partner network Errin and the University of Wolverhampton (UK). On that occasion, representatives of the European Commission gave and overview of the funding opportunities available to face the societal challenge linked to the current migration trend and participants shared their project ideas and interest to cooperate on this topic.
An overview of the Horizon2020 related call for proposals is available here.
Project ideas on migration and social inclusion are available here.
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