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The UPSTREAM project examines the rationale and impact of the mainstreaming of integration governance.

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At the upcoming Metropolis conference in Milan, UPSTREAM will host a panel on ‘Mainstreaming Integration Governance in Europe: challenges and opportunities. The panel will be organized together with the KING project on Knowledge for Integration Governance. The panel is to take place on Tuesday November 4th, 16:00-17:45.

 

Panel outline:

Mainstreaming immigrant integration policy has been defined as ‘the future’ of immigrant integration policies in Europe. Mainstreaming is about reorienting policies at the entire population, including vulnerable groups, such as immigrants, without targeting them specifically. Despite the growing attention for mainstreaming, little is known about how and why integration policies are mainstreamed and to what effect. This panel brings together two European projects on mainstreaming. The KING project, Knowledge for Integration Governance, aims to gather knowledge on the present position in relation to migrant integration throughout the European Union, including mainstreaming as one of Europe’s Common Basic Principles of Integration. The UPSTREAM project focuses on Mainstreaming Integration Governance in Europe. It analyses when, how, why and to what effect governments at the EU, national (Spain, France, the Netherlands, the UK and Poland) and local level mainstream their migrant integration policies.

Program:

Peter Scholten (Erasmus University): The Politics of Mainstreaming in Europe.

Elizabeth Collett and Milica Petrovic (Migration Policy Institute – Europe): Mainstreaming immigrant integration policies in Europe: drivers and practices

Alberto Martinelli (University of Milan): Mainstreamed policies and integration practices

Walter Kindermann (State of Hessen): Mainstreaming: the case of Hessen

Discussant: Eva Schultz (European Commission – DG Home Affairs – Immigration and Integration).

Chair: Peter Scholten (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

See for more information: link.