The REGIN project kick-off meeting took place on 12 and 13 February 2020 and brought together in Brussels representatives from Azores (Portugal), Campania (Italy), Catalonia (Spain), Murcia (Spain), Puglia (Italy) and Skåne (Sweden) regions, as well as representatives from CIDOB, Instrategies and the Migration Policy Group (MPG), to discuss how to facilitate, guide and improve the performance of regions on migrant and refugee integration.
Annika Annerby Jansson, President of Region Skåne and Chair of the CPMR’s Migration Task Force, participated in the meeting. She described the measures being deployed in her region through the Partnership Skåne initiative, which addresses integration challenges by providing holistic support for newly arrived migrants, focusing on well-being and health. This will constitute a testbed activity within REGIN.
In the framework of this innovative project, the CPMR – through its Migration Task Force and its external network – will play a crucial role for the next two years, coordinating the project and disseminating project results through its membership and associated partners, which are the Centre for Social Innovation (Cyprus), the Migration Institute of Finland, Med Cities; COPPEM (Standing Committee for the Euromediterranean Partnership of Local and Regional Authorities), the lnternational Centre for Black Sea Studies (lcBSS) and L’Oriental Region (Morocco).