(07 March 2016) – On Friday 26 February, AEIDL organised an internal workshop on “The Challenge of the Migrant and Refugee Crisis – Promoting Citizens’ Initiatives for Migrants, Refugees and Asylum-seekers”. The aim was to gain an overview of the issue and to better coordinate the work of AEIDL’s various teams on this theme.
The AEIDL community feels very concerned and has tried to identify and to give visibility to citizens’ initiatives, in order to reflect on how European, national and regional policies can facilitate the integration and empowerment of migrants and refugees.
Most of AEIDL’s current activities and contracts have contents that are directly or indirectly linked to the current migration crisis. The aim of the workshop was to gain an overview of the situation and to see how the teams working on AEIDL’s various contracts could, each in their own way, act together to address the issue.
We call on all our readers to help us identify initiatives and, more generally, to share their ideas and proposals to address the huge challenge of welcoming and integrating migrants.