Handbook on Integration III
Issued on 15/04/2010
Third edition of the Handbook on Integration for Policy-makers and Practitioners, written by MPG's Jan Niessen and Thomas Huddleston is launched
On 15 April 2010, European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström, presented the third and final edition of its Handbook on Integration for policy-makers and practitioners, written on its behalf by Jan Niessen and Thomas Huddleston of the Migration Policy Group.
The national ministers responsible for integration were meeting in Zaragoza under the current Spanish Presidency of the EU.
The Handbook is available to download in 22 languages below.
The conclusions of each chapter draw on evaluations of policies and practices that are making integration work across Europe:
MPG, as independent consultant to the Commission, wrote a series of issues papers and concluding documents for six technical seminars in Vienna (November 2007), Paris (November 2007), Athens (March 2008), Dublin (May 2008), Lisbon (November 2008), and Tallinn (February 2009).
Almost 600 participants, from government and civil society, worked for over 18 months to exchange evidence and practices.
These papers and presentations at the seminars were the basic building blocks for each of the six chapters in the third edition:
Handbooks I, II and III
MPG has now completed its role as authors of the Handbook series.
The first edition was an important part of the first-ever Ministerial Conference on Integration in Groningen in 2004 when the Common Basic Principles were established.
The second edition was presented at an informal ministerial meeting in Potsdam in 2007. Through Council Conclusions, national governments have endorsed the development and dissemination of the Handbook, including translation into all of the Union’s official languages.
With this third edition, all of the Common Basic Principles have been translated into practices and conclusions.
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The third Handbook is available to download in 22 languages below.
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