Bridging the democracy gap: How can we make political participation more inclusive and accessible to all?

The MILE project, an EU-funded initiative promoting the political participation and local inclusion of migrants and refugees, in collaboration with the European Parliament, is inviting civil society actors, policymakers and communicators to an event exploring how collaboration and community engagement can help make civic engagement and political participation more inclusive and accessible to all. Through three interactive sessions with speakers from civil society, politics and research, we will exchange ideas on how to promote the political participation of underrepresented groups at the local, national and European level

Register for this event here.


13:30-14:00: Registration and coffee

14:00-14:15: Introduction and welcome remarks (EP and MILE Project)

14:15-15:10: Sharing session with UNITEE | How can we better understand and overcome participation obstacles faced by underrepresented groups? 


Dursa Mama Kadu – Board Member, Voicify, The European Forum for Youth with Lived Migration Experiences

Chaka Welch – Anti-Racism Coordinator, #DiasporaVote!

Tamam Abusalama – Communications Officer, European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)

15:10-15:20: Coffee break

15:20-16:20: Interactive workshop with New Women Connectors | Harnessing the power of collaboration and diversity: How to promote inclusive participation and social justice by connecting different communities’ needs and visions


Seyran Khalili – Project Lead at New Women Connectors

Angeline Green – Administrative and Project Assistant

16:20-16:30: Coffee break

16:30-17:30: Future Lab by INTEGRIM LAB | Beyond elections: How can EU institutions and civil society collaborate better in the long run to promote migrant inclusion?