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Local Migrant Integration Councils

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
In each municipality instituted and operates the Migrant Integration Council. The council is advisory to the town council in order to enhance the integration of immigrants in local society. Each council consists of five (5) to eleven (11) immigrants? representatives, who shall be appointed by the relevant municipality Board. The participation in these councils is honorary and unpaid. / The aim of the Migrant Integration Councils is to record and investigate the problems faced by immigrants, which are permanent residents of the municipality jurisdiction. Such problems are defined their inclusion in the local community, their access in public authorities, to submit recommendations to the city council to develop local actions to promote smooth social inclusion of immigrants and, in general, solving problems they face, in particular through the organization of advisory services of municipal services and the organization in cooperation with the relevant municipality events to raise awareness and aid entitlements of the social cohesion of the local population. /
Target group
Policy Field
  • equal opportunities
  • social
Type of Policy
  • social partnership
Duration of the policy
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: structural
  • Budgets: no budget
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: all legal migrants in Greece
  • Spatial coverage: national for municipalities
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Empowering immigrants in their efforts to overcome problems of discrimination and social inclusion
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
institutional with programmatic implications
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • encompassing security
Type of innovation
  • new form of policy implementation/delivery
  • new form of policy monitoring and/or evaluation
New outputs
  • governance
Intended target group
Employers-private institutional actors
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • citizen communities
  • municipal government
  • private not-for-profit organisations (e.g. Third Sector organisation or NGO)
Intended output
  • governance
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
The social inclusion of immigrants will strengthen their participation in formal employment
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