Political participation of migrants and their descendants is key to the being of today’s societies, democracies and the stability of economies. Promoting an inclusive democratic society is in line with the European Union principles and standards, the Charter of Fundamental Rights and the European Pillar of Social Rights, which emphasises that “The European way of life is an inclusive one”. As in European societies migration often leads to discrimination, while the promise of integration is still far away, EMVI aims to sensitise the host societies on the importance of inclusion and political participation of all communities in the project partner countries.
The project aims at enabling and empowering the participation of migrants in the design and implementation of policies that directly affect them – in Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy and Slovenia – and to bring their issues to local, national and EU decision makers.
Actions include the development of several practical tools and a number of activities, tested and piloted in each country.
- Increase the participation of migrants, based on empowerment of migrants to become actors of inclusive policies
- Increase the capacity of local and regional authorities to effectively consult migrants
- Establish innovative participation tools and open new spaces for migrant voices and structured ways of consultation
- 5 National research reports and a Good Practice Guide on effective participation tools
- 10 online learning modules for migrant communities capacity-building available as Open Educational Resource
- A common website of the project where information and tools are shared
- A hotline as an individual follow-up assistance to the participants of the training sessions
- Co-creation workshops to set up a roadmap for local migrant consultative bodies
- Informative sessions to promote the use of the local digital platform (e-participation tool)