16/04/2018 - As European countries strive to successfully integrate the millions of migrants who have arrived in recent years, a new report by the OECD and European Commission examines the experiences, challenges and successes of 72 cities, with a focus on Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Glasgow, Gothenburg, Paris, Rome, Vienna and the German town of Altena.
Working Together for Local Integration of Migrants and Refugees looks at how different policy approaches to issues like housing, language, welfare and employment have worked, including how they may have affected second and third generation migrants in different cities. It also looks at how the degree of coordination between national governments and local authorities can impact the integration of migrants.
OECD Deputy Secretary-General Mari Kiviniemi and Nicola de Michelis, Head of Cabinet for EC Commissioner Corina Cretu, will present the report at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday 18 April at the OECD Conference Centre (2 rue André-Pascal 75016 Paris) alongside Eric Lejoindre, Mayor of the 18th arrondissement of Paris.
Journalists are welcome to attend the launch and can request an advance copy of the report under embargo. To register attendance, request an embargoed copy of the report, or for any other queries, journalists should contact the OECD Media Office (+33 1 45 24 97 00).
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