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Immigrant Integration in Spain: Policies, Practices and Actors 

Immigration Mediterranean Network (iMnet)

PRESS RELEASE // PROGRAM
Athens, 23/4/2013


On Friday 26 April 2013 takes place in Madrid, the third Workshop aiming at Developing an Immigration Mediterranean Network (iMnet), entitled Immigrant Integration in Spain: Policies, Practices and Actors, organized by the Harokopio University of Athens, the National Centre for Social Research (EKKE) and the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). The workshop will be hosted at Rafael Ventas Hotel (Alcalá Street, 269, Ciudad Lineal, Madrid) and will be held in Spanish and English with intepretation service.
The aim of the workshop is to discuss immigrant integration policies, as well as to evaluate the forms of collaboration between different actors involved in designing those policies, and identify best practices developed and experiences gained in the arena of migrant integration in Spain. The event will host representatives of local and national government involved in designing migration policies, as well as people from academia who will offer further insights on the implementation and impact of these policies, and will analyze examples of best practices and initiatives undertaken by civil society actors in the fields of education, health and labor market.
The event is part of a series of workshops organized in the framework of the iMnet project in order to exchange information and experiences on immigration and integration policies in four Southern European member-states: Greece, Italy, Spain and Greece. The workshops specifically focus at three different levels of integration policy and practice; 1) innovative policies designed and implemented by the member states; 2) cooperation schemes among stakeholders; and 3) best practices for the successful integration of third country nationals. The last workshop will take place in Athens in June 2013 and will concentrate on a comparative evaluation of the results collected from the participating countries.
The Immigration Mediterranean Network will involve various stakeholders (public, private or civil society actors) from Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal, and other EU member-states, through online subscription on the project’s web platform: http://www.immnet.eu.

The platform offers, to those enrolled, full access to all project material, including workshop results and project deliverables.

The Workshop is organized in the framework of the project entitled: “Developing a cooperation network to link representatives of Mediterranean Member States facing similar challenges as Greece in respect to the integration of third country nationals” (Project 4.1a./2011) financed through the European Integration Fund by EU funds (75%) and national funds (25%). Annual Programme 2011, Priority 4: “Exchange experience, good practice and information on integration between the member states”, Action 4.1/11: “Building Cooperation Networks in the field of migration and integration”. For additional information you may address professor Apostolos G. Papadopoulos, Project’s Leader (tel 210-9549318, fax 210-9514759, email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

 

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