The Includ-EU project: a project which aims to enhance the integration of third-country nationals in Europe.
This EU-funded project contributes to building regional and local expertise while facilitating exchange and engagement for enhanced social cohesion in Europe. Starting in 2020 and running for 3 years until September 2023 Includ-EU is implemented in Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia, and Spain.
Includ-EU is implemented in the Netherlands by IOM, in collaboration with the Municipality of Tilburg, with a commitment to the further inclusion of third-country nationals through their active participation in decision-making processes. This is done by supporting and further developing the regional Refugee Advisory Board (RAB). The Board was established in 2018 as an independent body and consists of 6-10 members with a migrant background. The board provides advice to municipalities and organizations in the Hart van Brabant region dealing with reception, housing, and integration. The goal of the Board is for policy and implementation in the field of reception, housing, and integration to meet the wishes and needs of permit holders in the region.
Includ-EU enhances resources and expertise, to foster more cohesive European societies.
This will be achieved through three specific objectives:
- To improve the knowledge and capacities of local and regional authorities from Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia, and Spain to facilitate the integration of third-country nationals.
- To implement and assess pilot projects that promote the integration of third-country national at the regional and local level in Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia, and Spain.
- To set an informal network of regions and local authorities with different levels of expertise, that capitalizes on the diversity of territorial approaches, policies and practices on integration.
For more information on the Refugee Advisory Board, you can watch the video below and/or visit their LinkedIn page.
For more information on other pilot projects in the other participating countries, watch the videos below:
Click here to download the Includ-EU Information flyer (English)
Click here to download the Includ-EU Information flyer (Dutch)