The Regions for Migrants & Refugees Integration – REGIN Project was created to mainstream migrant and refugee integration within social cohesion policies at regional level, by building a common framework to facilitate, guide and improve the performance of regions through innovative tools.

This project, co-funded by the European Union (DG HOME) under the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), is coordinated by the CPMR as leader of a consortium consisting of 10 partners and is implemented in 6 European regions.

Project Brochure

To achieve long-term impact, given the geographic coverage of the project and considering regional competences and multi-level governance challenges, REGIN aims at:

  • Establishing a network with regional authorities to cooperate on migrant integration to discuss, mutually learn and share integration policies and practices;
  • Giving a voice to regions and emphasising their crucial role in social inclusion, and in promoting interactions between newly arrived people and host societies;
  • Identifying integration indicators to enhance accuracy and innovation of regional authorities’ policies and outcomes, through evidence-based research and a comparative approach;
  • Developing a set of tools that facilitates adaptability and sustainability of integration actions through multi-lateral stakeholder engagement, capacity building, training and outreach.

Our partners

Regions / Public administrations
Conference Of Peripheral Maritime Regions Of Europe – CPMR

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) acts as both a think tank and lobby representing more than 150 regional authorities from 24 countries across Europe and beyond. Organised in geographical commissions, the CPMR works to ensure that a balanced territorial development is at the heart of the European Union and its policies. Its core areas of work are cohesion policy, transport, maritime and fisheries, climate and energy, and migration.


CPMR in Regin

As REGIN coordinator, the CPMR ensures the overall management of the project in line with the agreed work plan, deliverables schedule and contractual obligations. It defines the activities, roles and responsibilities of the co-beneficiaries and is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the project activities and results. It also has responsibility for communication, dissemination and capitalisation of the project through its own members’ network and beyond as well as the development of a database of regional practices and experiences and linked interactive map to highlight the learning process of developing actions and instruments to promote inclusion and integration in European regions

Presidencia Do Governo Regional Dos Açores – AZORES

The action of the Regional Directorate for Communities under the Presidency of the Azores Government is based on the dual aspect of preserving cultural identity and integrating immigrant, emigrated and returned communities. As well as providing public services to these populations, it promotes dialogue between immigrant and emigrated communities and their representatives and encourages their civic and political participation in the societies in which they live.


AZORES in Regin

As one of the six regional partners, Azores will test the tools and instruments developed under REGIN. It will inform and work with public officials and stakeholders to understand the key role of integration in providing social cohesion (training and capacity building sessions) and promote and facilitate interactive activities to foster inclusion.

REGIONE CAMPANIA

Migrant integration in Campania Region is managed through the General Directorate for Social and Welfare Policies.  The Directorate focuses in particular on policies to promote the integration of non-EU immigrants into the labour market.


CAMPANIA in Regin

As one of the six regional partners, Campania will test the tools and instruments developed under REGIN. It will inform and work with public officials and stakeholders to understand the key role of integration in providing social cohesion (training and capacity building sessions) and promote and facilitate interactive and innovative activities to foster inclusion.

Department de Treball, Afers Socials i Families generalitat de Catalunya – CATALONIA

The Department for Labour, Social Affairs and Families is the entity responsible for the Catalan Government’s migration management through the Secretariat for Equality, Migration and Citizenship. A cross-cutting approach, consensus, intergovernmental coordination, inter-administrative cooperation and dialogue with civil society are the main features of this management which focuses both on the initial reception of immigrants as well as inclusion and participation in Catalan society as its key cornerstones.


CATALONIA in Regin

As one of the six regional partners, Catalonia will test the tools and instruments developed under REGIN. It will inform and work with public officials and stakeholders to understand the key role of integration in providing social cohesion (training and capacity building sessions) and promote and facilitate interactive and innovative activities to foster inclusion. In collaboration with CIDOB and MPG it will also coordinate the work on indicators with the other regional partners.

REGIÓN DE MURCIA

The Directorate General for Social Services and Relations with the Third Sector under the Regional Ministry of Women, Equality, Family and Social Policy is the entity responsible for developing the Region of Murcia’s policies for the promotion and integration of immigrants. Its work includes the preparation, monitoring and evaluation of Plans and Programmes related to Immigration, as well as competences in the field of social services and volunteering. Murcia Region’s strategic approach is one based on coordination between national, regional and local levels and NGOs for effective action on the reception and integration of migrants and refugees.


MURCIA in Regin

As one of the six regional partners, Murcia Region will contribute to the definition and testing of the tools and instruments developed under REGIN. It will inform and work with public officials and stakeholders to understand the key role of integration in providing social cohesion (training and capacity building sessions) and it will promote and facilitate interactive and innovative activities to foster integration.

REGIONE PUGLIA

The Division for Citizen Security, Migration and Social Anti-mafia Policies of the Regional Presidency draws up the three-year plans for migration policies. It oversees and coordinates the activities for Puglia Region relating to policies on reception, social and health care, integration and training for migrant populations.


PUGLIA in Regin

As one of the six regional partners, Puglia will test the tools and instruments developed under REGIN. It will inform and work with public officials and stakeholders to understand the key role of integration in providing social cohesion (training and capacity building sessions) and promote and facilitate interactive and innovative activities to foster inclusion. In collaboration with the CPMR it will also coordinate the selection of regional practices and experiences for a database and linked interactive map to highlight the learning process of developing actions and instruments to promote inclusion and integration in European regions.

LANSSTYRELSEN SKÅNE

The Skåne County Administrative Board (Lansstyrelsen) has the mission to promote capacity and preparedness for the reception of newly arrived migrants. It conducts its work through a model called Partnership Skåne which brings together the County Administrative Board, Region Skåne, Public Employment Service, municipalities, universities and civil society organizations. Partnership Skåne acts as a frame for comprehensive inter-sectorial cooperation and methodological development supporting the integration of migrants and refugees in the region, with a focus on health, participation and empowerment.


Skåne in Regin

As well as contributing to the REGIN tools and instruments, Skåne will be in charge of conducting a test bed in collaboration with its partner NGOs as part of its previous and ongoing method development regarding health equity and social inclusion. The test bed will consist of an advisory service providing holistic support to newly arrived migrants and a support scheme tailored to individual needs to achieve integration, psychosocial support and empowerment.

Technical Partners
Barcelona Centre For International Affairs – CIDOB

CIDOB is an international affairs research centre that, through excellence and relevance, seeks to analyse the global issues that affect political, social and governance dynamics, from the international to the local. CIDOB promotes innovation in the analysis of global politics and addresses migration from a triple perspective: as a subject of politicisation in public debates, as an object of public policy and in relation to its forms of governance


CIDOB in Regin

In collaboration with MPG, Instrategies and Catalonia, CIDOB will develop a set of indicators designed to measure the effectiveness of integration policies and outcomes at regional level and build up an index based on the MIPEX methodology existing already at national level. They will also be involved in the drafting of policy briefs and reports.

INCLUSIVE STRATEGIES SL

Instrategies is a think & do specialised in European and international affairs, focusing on mobility, migration and diversity management. They carry out research and offer strategic support to institutions, companies and organisations that want to develop policies, strategies and projects related to these fields and optimise their European and international presence.


Instrategies in Regin

Instrategies is responsible for developing a regional toolkit for fostering integration and inclusion. This includes a policy evaluation framework, training for regional staff and stakeholder capacity building. Instrategies will also contribute to the development and analysis of outcome indicators and be responsible for coordinating communication and dissemination activities in collaboration with the CPMR.

Migration Policy Group – MPG

The Migration Policy Group is an independent think-and-do tank based in Brussels. MPG’s purpose is rooted in its ability to inspire networks to provide evidence-based projects, research and campaigns in the areas of integration, migration and anti-discrimination.


MPG in Regin

In collaboration with CIDOB, Instrategies and Catalonia, MPG will develop a set of indicators designed to measure the effectiveness of integration policies and outcomes at regional level and build up an index based on the MIPEX methodology existing already at national level. They will also be involved in the drafting of policy briefs and reports.

Associated Partners
Associated Partners

The REGIN Associated Partners participate in the dissemination and capitalisation of project results, they are:

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