Policy Recommendations and suggestions on Integration and Development
from the Sixth FORUM ON INTEGRATION AND PEACE
Decentralized integration is one of the most effective potential solution for a better integration of migrants and refugees in Europe and other countries. Italy and Germany, for example, have been developing various practices in this direction.
Based on the analysis of four Italian practices and four German ones, we identified four criteria to ensure success for a fearer and effective integration policy: 1) Housing; 2) Learning Language; 3) Formation and training for job placement; 4) Socio and cultural integration in the local community.
These four criteria proved to be crucial, even if they are still presenting some challenges.
From this perspective, we suggest European government to continue to support and incentivize decentralized integration programs in the following four area
ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN
THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON "MIGRATION AND PEACE"
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
I extend to you my cordial greeting, with deep appreciation for your invaluable work. I thank Archbishop Tomasi for his kind words, as well as Doctor Pöttering for his address. I am also grateful for the three testimonies which reflect in a tangible way the theme of this Forum: “Integration and Development: From Reaction to Action”. In effect, it is not possible to view the present challenges of contemporary migratory movement and of the promotion of peace, without including the twofold term “development and integration”: for this very reason I wanted to establish the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, with a Section concerned exclusively for migrants, refugees and the victims of human trafficking.
Moral imperative is to defend migrants - PAPAL AUDIENCE 21 FEBRUARY 2017
Pope Francis received participants in the International Forum "Migration and Peace", calling for greater commitment to move from scrap culture to meeting.
MESSAGE FROM FEDERICA MOGHERINI
HIGH REPRESENTATIVE | VICE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Dear Fr. Chiarello,
I would hereby like to thank you for the invitation extended to speak at the International Forum on
Migration and Peace, organized by the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN), the
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, and the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
Press Release - FORUM ON MIGRATION AND PEACE “INTEGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT: from reaction to action”
Rome, 21 February 2017 – The sixth International Forum on Migration and Peace has started in Rome today. This Forum is jointly organized by the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN), the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Holy See’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
The focus of this mayor event is on “Integration and development: from reaction to action”. The Forum aims at identifying migration policies and practices especially in Europe concerning two main topics integration of migrants and refugees in the hosting countries, and the role of migrants in fostering economic development in the countries of origin.
Presentation by Ms. Paola Barretta, Senior Researcher for the Osservatorio di Pavia
Presentation by Mauro Martini, Migration, Remittances and Development Officer at the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Concept Note | VI INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON MIGRATION AND PEACE
Fostering Innovative Partnerships on Migration Policies and Programs
The European Union, as well as other areas of the world, have been experiencing an unprecedented “migrant crisis”. This has placed tremendous pressure not only upon migration policies, but also on the fundamental values and principles of human society.
European countries and citizens, for example, have reacted to the migration crisis in different and conflicting ways, and migration has become the new political divide in Europe, influencing the outcome of electoral, political, and decision-making processes. Populist propaganda has exploited the migration crisis to the point that migrants and refugees are, by some segments of society, no longer seen as human beings in need, but are instead perceived as a generic threat to the security and identity of local communities. Consequently, they are summarily rejected.