Launch of the Map of Good Practices undertaken by Cities and Regions

Jun 05, 2013
The European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström, has launched on the European Web Site on Integration a Map of Local and Regional Authorities' Good Integration Practices at the European Integration Forum on Tuesday, 4th June 2013.



One of the most significant factors in harnessing the potential of migrants is the local level of governance.  Local authorities play a pivotal role in facilitating good relations between sending and receiving societies. Integration of migrants takes place at the local community level and only legislation itself cannot deal and overcome the obstacles that arise to integration.

In order to maintain and empower freedom, security and justice in Europe it is crucial to successfully integrate third country nationals legally residing in the EU27. The European Web Site on Integration is a valuable tool for disseminating information and examples of good practices of in the area of integration. The latest effort in this context is the launch of an interactive map available on the European Web Site on Integration. The selected practices were identified with the support of the Committee of the Regions. The purpose of the Map is to demonstrate and give visibility to the good practices undertaken by Cities and Regions and to show how integration policy schemes can successfully be implemented at the local level. The tool was launched on 4th of June 2013 at the European Integration Forum, a conference taking place twice a year under different themes, which gathers local actors working on integration issues around Europe.

To access the map of Good practices undertaken by Cities and Regions click here. Each site on the map takes users to the official website of or directly to the description of practice(s) implemented by the respective authority.