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 of diversity and participation policies in municipalities and the EU, gave examples of initiatives aiming to promote inclusivity and the participation of migrants and refugees, as well as the impact and role of EU policy initiatives and funding on actions at the local level.


You can rewatch the event below.


The speakers:


  • Amandine Desille, Researcher and Founding Member,  INTEGRIM Lab
  • Beatrice Tommasi, Researcher, INTEGRIM Lab
  • George Kandylis, Senior Research Fellow at the National Centre for Social Research, Athens
  • Vanessa Cotterell, MILE project coordinator, UNITEE
  • Moderator: Maria Grazia Montella, Director, INTEGRIM Lab


As part of the MILE project, partnering research teams conducted a total of five reports on the participation of migrants and refugees in local and EU policy-making. The reports were produced with the support of municipalities, migrant communities and other relevant local and EU stakeholders and experts. The reports will be available at the beginning of 2023. For more information, you can contact