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 […]
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 […]
Members of the Transmedia research group at UAB together with Asociacion Kudwa and the Municipality of Ripollet – partners of the MILE project – will lead two workshops as part of the European Researchers’ Night on 30 September in Barcelona in the CosmoCaixa. The two workshops are organised with the two EU-funded projects GreenSCENT and MILE. The European Night […]
On 17 and 18 May, Chiara Gunella (Transmedia Catalonia research group, MILE partner) joined the International Conference “Tailoring Research and inclusion Strategies for vulnerable migrant contexts” in Palermo to represent the MILE project. This International Conference was organised under the RAISD project that is funded through the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and addresses the need […]
From 6 to 8 July 2022, MILE joined the “International Conference “CULTURE. TERRITORY AND DEVELOPMENT | Local approaches to global challenges” that took place in Montemor-o-Velho, a municipality of the Coimbra District. This was the third edition in a cycle of conferences organised each year since 2019 by Portugal’s Regional Directorate of Culture of the […]
Scroll down to find some of the views of members of migrant and refugee communities, municipalities and research teams on the topic of migration and inclusion at the local level as well as diversity in policy-making. Get in touch with us and let us know what you think makes a city inclusive!
You can download the two-page infographic as a pdf here or save the pages separately by clicking on the images below.
This article is a summary of the four focus groups that took place in May and June 2022 in the four municipalities that are partners in the MILE project. The focus groups aim to achieve a better understanding of the needs and priorities of different local migrant and refugee groups in order to prepare the […]
Three questions for Sammy Mahdi, Chair of the Christian Democratic and Flemish (CDV) party and former Belgian State Secretary for Asylum and Migration
Why is it so important today to empower migrants and refugees in Europe by letting them contribute to the local communities? Sammy Mahdi: People need to have meaningful relations, they want to feel useful and to be accepted. The means to find these building blocks in life are all about participation and contribution to local […]
Three questions to… Monique Pariat, Director-General for Migration and Home Affairs at the European Commission
Why is it so important for Europe today that we empower migrants and refugees by letting them contribute to their new local communities? Monique Pariat: Integration is a two-way process – local communities also have a key role to play. We need to support migrants first and foremost to help them become independent, find work, […]