European Local Cooperation for Integration - ELCI
Activities of the ELCI Project
European comparative study on local integration practices, and mapping of migrant organizations acting in the field of integration. Please see attached the ELCI comparative studies.
Training of trainers for migrant organizations representatives. The training in Prague was held on 18 April 2012. Please see the Czech site for more information.
Transnational video-conference platforms for exchanging good practices on local integration;
European training for local authorities: « Enhancing the participation of migrants for integration ». January 2012, Marseilles
Production of a DVD on « Local actions for integration: local authorities and migrant organizations ». March 2012
Field visits facilitation between local authorities and migrant organizations.
Public debates on local integration. In Prague, the public debate was organized on 25 April 2012. Please see the Czech site for more information.
European Expert seminar « Integrating migrant organizations on local integration processes». April 2011
The activities of the project are coordinated by IOM France and implemented in partnership with migrant organizations and local authorities in eight EU MS : France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany and Belgium. The activities are defined through an holistic approach of the concept of integration, which imply a socio-economic approach of integration – such as employment, education, health, education, social cohesion, housing and fight against discrimination - as well as issues related to cultural diversity, citizenship and political rights.
The main objective is to reinforce the two-way process of integration by shaping the strategies for integration developed by local authorities and by migrant organizations. In order to reach this goal, three specific objectives are targeted:
Promoting a better understanding of the actions of migrant organizations in the field of integration;
Reinforcing the capacities of migrant organizations to facilitate their participation in and coordination with local processes on integration;
Promoting the dialogue and exchange of good practices between local authorities in charge of developing integration policies.
The ELCI Project is co-financed by:
The European Commission. European Fund for Integration of third country nationals 2009
US Embassy in Prague
The French Minitry of Interior and Immigration
The City of Marseilles
The Diputacion of Barcelona
IOM Paris and Marseille
City of Marseilles
NGO Forum Femmes Méditerranée (FFM)
NGO Forum des Organisations de Solidarité
Internationales issues des Migrations (FORIM)
Diputacion of Barcelona
NGO Asociacion Socio-Cultural Ibn Batuta (ASCIB)
Sezione Italiana del Consiglio dei
Comuni e delle Regioni d'Europa (AICCRE)
Mazovian Voivodeship Office
Association for Legal Intervention
Refugee Facilities Administration of the Ministry of Interior- Center for Integration of Foreigners