MILE concludes training on inclusive participation and leadership in Ripollet

In March, MILE concluded its training programme on inclusive participation with a final training session for migrants and refugees in Ripollet, Spain, on 6 March 2023. As for the previous sessions, the training was designed and implemented by New Women Connectors and in the case of the training in Ripollet, led by the Barcelona-based MILE […]

Partners meet in Riga for MILE’s annual consortium meeting

On 7 February 2023, MILE partners met in Riga, Latvia, for the project’s second annual consortium meeting. Hosted by the municipality of Riga, the meeting provided an opportunity for project partners to meet in person to take stock of MILE’s results and activities during the first year of implementation and to plan upcoming publications, events […]

Three questions to: Paul Soete, European Economic and Social Committee

In our Q&A series “Three Questions To”, we present different European perspectives on migration, participation and local inclusion, this time with Paul Soete, Chair of the Group on Immigration and Integration, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The EESC is an advisory body to the EU, representing employers’ and workers’ organisations and other interest groups. Within […]

MILE Fireside Chat celebrating International Migrants Day

To celebrate International Migrants Day (18 December) this year, MILE held an online “Fireside Chat” on Thursday 22 December from 11:00-11:45 AM CET. Together with speakers from INTEGRIM Lab, EKKE and UNITEE, we explored the EU and local policy landscape at the intersection of migration, inclusion, diversity and participation policies. Speakers touched upon the evolution […]

Young Migrants and Cities – Event for the European Week of Regions and Cities 2022

You can rewatch the event here. As part of the 2022 edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities, MILE, in collaboration with the UNITES project, UNITEE, INTEGRIM Lab and Eurocities, hosted an online workshop titled “Young migrants and cities – new pathways for local participation and inclusion” on 11 October 2022. The online workshop explored […]

Co-designing policies with migrants for more inclusive cities

What makes a city truly inclusive? How can municipalities ensure that local policies can meet the needs of newcomers, refugees and migrants while providing opportunities and space for them to participate in the design of these policies? The traditional, often top-down policy-making process tends to separate expertise from experience: policies are made by experts and […]

MILE training on inclusive and meaningful participation

As part of the project’s activities to promote the participation of migrants and refugees in local policy-making, MILE is currently organising free online training in four European municipalities: Riga (Latvia), Ripollet (Spain), Ioannina (Greece) and Birmingham (UK) around the topics of meaningful and inclusive participation, diversity in policy-making, migrant and refugee advocacy, interculturality and collaboration. […]

CREME Annual Conference on Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship

On 10 November 2022, MILE participated in CREME’s (Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship) 26th Annual Ethnic Minority Business Conference. Supported by Lloyds Banking Group the theme this year was: ‘Towards a New Agenda for Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship’. The annual conference brings together leading researchers and examples from the world of business support to highlight […]

Inclusive Democracy and Participation – Networking event in Ripollet for Democracy Day

On the occasion of International Democracy Day on 15 September 2022, MILE’s local partners in Spain – UAB’s research group Transmedia Catalonia, the Asociación Kudwa and the municipality of Ripollet – organised a roundtable discussion on “Inclusive democratic participation” to to exchange ideas on how to make cities more inclusive by allowing everyone to have […]