Since 2020 AEIDL has been working with its partners in the European Platform of Integrating Cities (EPIC), a 3-year project, which aims to improve migrant integration at local level by creating a European network of local authorities (LAs) and their implementing partners (NGOs).
Identification of priorities and matchmaking activities were concluded in the 8 cities. They embarked on a mentor-mentee exchange to allow them to acquire first-hand information on how their corresponding city delivered their integration services.
This capacity-building activity, where partners shared practical and technical information, tips and knowledge, mainly included job shadowing city-to-city field visits and exchanges. Given the COVID-19 restrictions, partners had to adjust to the online world, recording documentaries that would allow them to show their counterparts the work they do to support migrants. Facilitated by the WP leader, all cities hosted joint sessions to screen the documentaries together and hold a post-video Q&A session to address questions and comments.