Consulting immigrants to improve national policies
Issued on 29/11/2010
This paper, 'Consulting immigrants to improve national policies,' written by MPG Policy Analyst, Thomas Huddleston, was commissioned by the EESC to assess the state of national consultative bodies on integration for discussion at the 4th European Integration Forum
The European Economic and Social Committee commissioned the Migration Policy Group (MPG)
to assess the state of national consultative bodies on integration. This paper, written by MPG Policy Analyst, Thomas Huddleston will be presented at the 4th European Integration Forum where the author will discuss the main findings, conclusions, and recommendations for the Forum, followed by questions and debate.
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This paper sets out the European definitions, cooperation, and standards on consultative bodies of foreign residents. These standards are met in several national systems of consultation in both newer and older countries of immigration.
The paper proceeds to describe the strengths and best practices of these national consultative bodies. It also presents local or regional bodies with different approaches in decentralized or federal countries.
Its findings will hopefully contribute to the work of the European Integration Forum. It can inform future discussions and initiatives for better and more informed integration policies and for the greater political participation of immigrants across Europe.