Conference Report “Relaunching Europe Bottom-Up”

The conference report “Relaunching Europe Bottom-Up- from Refugee Integration to Common Sustainable Development: Solidarity and Innovation through European Communities and Regions” is available here.

The conference sent a signal to the European Commission that the European Union needs a vital relaunch and, most urgently, a solidary solution of migration challenges. The impact of migration is most strongly felt at the local municipality level. Multi-stakeholder, municipality-led programs for integration of third-country nationals are pivotal for successful integration. Based on inclusion, solidarity and innovation they should get direct European funding for a strategy of general community investment and development.

With the one-day conference on 7 June 2017, this innovative approach was presented to the European public. The aim of the event was to initiate a momentum for an innovative an innovative European policy based on solidarity by European municipalities and regions, to offer networking opportunities to municipalities and regions and enable an exchange of good practice examples.