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Multi-Purpose Cultural Community Center initiativeDescription: A meeting place to bring together local community and Syrian refugees to share cultural values and activities in order to foster social cohesion.Focus area:CultureOutcomes:The city is recognised for its social inclusiveness.The city becomes culturally more vibrant and diverseA Multi-Purpose Cultural Center will be founded in an existing building that is already owned by the municipality. The building will be upgrade to be suited for the new requirements of Mixing culture and community. The cultural center will serve as a meeting place, bringing together the local community and Syrian refugees. It will develop a set of activities to promote cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue .The general objective of this action is the creation of the Multi-Purpose Cultural Center as meeting places, to bring together local community and Syrian refugees as well as making a model of socio-cultural sustainable development, in which is included cultural values as a relevant factor to the Inclusion of refugees through creating and promoting cultural activities in Irbid city.--This action is linked to the implementation of the SDGs: 4, 5, 11What is the percentage of the city's migrant population?The population of the Greater Irbid municipality according to the statistics of 2017 is about (912,894) people and the number of Syrian refugees in the urban areas of Irbid and registered with the UNHCR are 180,438 people.Percentage (%) of migrants living in the city: 21 %For more info:https://irbid.gov.jo/

Temporary Emergency Centre for Asylum SeekersDescription:Madrid provides temporary accommodation and social and legal support to asylum seekers and refugees to improve their social inclusion.More than 5,000asylumseekers benefited from this initiative.As a result of the unprecedented arrival of asylum seekers and refugees in the city of Madrid in 2019, the Madrid City Council made an investment of 7.2 million euros for the construction and implementation of the Temporary Emergency Centre for Asylum and Refugee Seekers.The emergency centre provides a temporary accommodation service to improve the social and residential emergency situation of asylum seekers, a canteen service that guarantees breakfast, lunch and dinner for 294 people, toilet, hygiene and laundry services, and a transport service to provide a solution to the travel and autonomy needs of the people being accommodated. In addition, the resource provides professional support and social accompaniment to the users, an information, guidance and advice service and socio-educational and sports activities.Focus area:Integration and social cohesionWhat is the percentage of the city's migrant population?15%Outcomes:More than 5,000 asylum seekers have passed through this facility receiving all the services provided.--This action is linked to the implementation of the SDG 16FOR MORE INFO:► Read Madrid City Migration Profile► Click here to read another case study from the city: ‘Cuidemos Centro’: A Municipal employment programme promoting migrant integartion in Madrid

I am a Migrant (Je suis Migrant)Description:Oujda launches the "Je suis migrant" initiative to promote the social and cultural integration of sub-Saharan migrants and other vulnerable social groups. The aim is to promote social and cultural integration through their active involvement in activities in the destination communities in the provinces of Oujda-Angad, Berkane and Nador.Objectives:Identification, support and development of the human capital of migrants, through their active involvement in activities, boosting their social and cultural integration in the host cities;Involving young people in the development process of their neighbourhoods and their future;Maintaining positive thoughts (assertiveness);Foster young people's capacities;Reinvigorate cultural and sports activities;To guide and equip young people with the means for social integration;Developing skills in conflict management;Raising migrants' awareness of the situation, empowering them to make life choices and take action to trigger positive change in their lives.Focus area:Education, integration and social cohesionOutcomes:The city is recognised for its social inclusivenessThe city is perceived as a place of opportunities--This action is linked to the implementation of the SDGs: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 17What is the percentage of the city's migrant population? 10%Integration of migration in the Local Strategic Planning (Municipal Action Plan (PAC) of the Municipality of Oujda)This initiative integrates the perspective of migration in the action plan of the municipality of Oujda, in terms of governance and migration management at local level. At the same time, the initiativeis aligned with the national strategy of migration and asylum (SNIA Morocco). This PAC ( Municipal Action Programme) has six strategic axes, one dedicated to migration and migrants, that has enabled the municipalityn to raise the various challenges related to this topic and to propose solutions. The action plan translates the future vision of the region by taking into account its potential and the concerns of the population, allowing a coherent and sustainable development by projects. The initiative has been elaborated according to a participative approach during all the stages of the diagnosis and programming until its implementation.This initiative illustrates the importance of the role of local and regional authorities in the migration governance, even if this competence is not directly attributed to local and regional authorities according to the original law N°113-14 on municipalities.The main goals are :Elaborate and implement the municipality migration strategy.To strengthen the national and international decentralized cooperation and partnership in the field of migration.Aligning the local and regional governance of migration with the national strategy (SNIA Morocco)Focus area:Public services,sanitation and waste, integration and social cohesion, culture, civil statusMail challenges of the initiative:Lack of comprehensive socio-economic data on immigrants and refugeesThe exchange and institutional coordination between the different actors working in the field of migration.The lack of communication and awareness mechanisms.The main results:Development of a participative territorial diagnosis in the field of migrationDevelopment of an action plan including four actions on migration:Realization of a study of the migration profile of the city of OujdaCreation of a guidance unit for migrantsThe establishment of a platform for exchange and coordination between the different actors of migration governance on the territory of the municipality.The stablishment of a structure for the social and economic integration of migrants.This action is linked to the implementation of the SDGs: 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13,17. Also this initiative is linked to the Global Compact on Migration.For more info:Visit the Action Plan hereSocio-cultural integration with the Association Al WafaeThe Development and Charity Association Al Wafaein Oujda contributes to the socio-cultural and economic integration in order to build linkages between the migrant population and the civil society. The Association develops cultural and sporting activities with this purpose. The target groups are: sub-Saharan migrants in a vulnerable situation - asylum seekers and refugees. Focus area:Education, employment, integration and social cohesion, culture.Thanks to this initiative the city is enabling the inclusion of a group of migrants in the labour market, also the migrant population who benefit from this initiative has received several training courses. For a city of cultural diversity: Oujda continues working for the integration of migrants The migration governance has gone through different phases in the municipality. Firstly, it has moved from a security phase to an integration approach based on regularisation campaigns aimed at better protection and integration of migrants. However, these campaigns have only partially addressed these problems and the insufficient social integration of migrants continues to have a significant impact. Problems related to access to work, health, housing and education for migrant children are still largely bypassed by public authorities.It is in this context that this initiative aims at integrating Migration in the territorial development planning of the area, and contributing to the efforts of the municipality of Oujda to improve the integration of migrants/refugees/asylum seekers, and their access to public services through support and guidance.Thanks to this initiative new opportunities for cooperation have arisen at city level (institutional, cultural, economic).The initiative will take place as follows:To set up a reception and orientation office for migrants, within the municipality of Oujda, which will make it possible to be at the disposal of migrants in terms of reception issues, support in accessing basic services (health, education...).Development of an App that centralises all the information from public services and organisations / associations involved in the issue of migration and migrants / refugees / asylum seekers that can be downloaded on all types of smartphones.Training and capacity building for administrative staff of the municipality of Oujda, the regional delegation for health, national security and national mutual aid.Main objectivesGeneral objectiveTo have a city of cultural diversity by promoting the integration of migration in the territorial planning of the development of the area, and to contribute to the efforts of the municipality of Oujda to improve the integration of migrants/refugees/asylum seekers, by facilitating their access to public services through support and guidance.Specific objectivesSupport migrants / refugees / asylum seekers in their social integration process. And to reinforce the autonomy of migrants/refugees/asylum seekers from their impact through access to basic services (health, education, etc.) and the respect of their fundamental rights.Strengthen the capacities of civil servants in the municipality of Oujda in institutional communication on the migration governance.This action is linked to the implementation of the SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Sfax in solidarity with the MigrantsFacebook pageDescription:Fundraising and awareness campaigns for the benefit of migrants and refugees to alleviate the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the municipality guarantees access to necessary healthservices for all.The Pandemic and the lack of resources are two of the main challenges for this initiative.Objectives:Relieve the impacts of the health and economic crisis caused by theCOVID-19 pandemic.Raise awareness among the local population about the living conditions of migrants.Promote a balanced migration narrative based on the city’s initiatives.Focus area:Health, Safety and securityOutcomes:The city is perceived as a place of opportunities--This action is linked to the implementation of the SDGs: 3, 11, 13 and, 16What is the percentage of the city's migrant population? 3%

Sousse solidaire (Sousse, city of solidarity)Website /Facebook pageDescription:Comprehensive multi-stakeholder prevention and assistance programme for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers due to the impacts of the pandemic. This initiative is within the framework of the "Local Committee for the Management of Social Assistance to Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers" based on three areas: the provision of medical and health care, social support and communication and awareness raising. The committee provided medical and health assistance, starting with ensuring access to health services for migrants and free care in public hospitals. The national office for the family and the population and the university medical centre continued to take care of urgent cases during the period of confinement. A psychological counselling unit has also been set up by the Tunisian League for Human Rights (LTDH Sousse). Free practice doctors as well as radiology and medical analysis centres have joined this action on a voluntary basis.Thanks to a donation from the Swiss embassy, 16,000 masks were distributed to vulnerable populations in Sousse, including 1,000 to migrants.Social assistance consisted of the collection and distribution of financial and in-kind donations received from local associations, private companies and citizens, as well as their distribution to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Faced with the high demand for assistance, the municipality of Sousse called upon the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). This organisation provided more than 900 migrants with vouchers for meals. On this occasion, the beneficiaries were informed about IOM assistance programmes and made aware of coronavirus prevention measures. Considering the risk of homelessness, the committee played the role of mediation by negotiating with the landlords the rent payment deadlines. A total of 13 urgent cases were identified and their rents were paid by the committee. At the same time, a residence for five people who had lost their place of residence was made available to the committee by a citizen.In its interventions, the committee ensured that it acted for the socio-cultural integration of migrants. The Awledna association to protect children and thenational union of Tunisian women (UNFT Sousse), for example, organised a circumcision ceremony for eight Tunisian children and four migrant children in a festive atmosphere.The migrant community was also included in the survey on urban mobility, carried out in the framework of a partnership between the municipality of Sousse and the organisation Ain Tounes, in order to take into account its needs and encourage it to participate actively in local life.Another survey, which is part of the project Migration de ville à ville en Méditerranée(MC2CM) , was carried out among this population in order to identify the needs of international migrants settled in Sousse, particularly in these times of Coronavirus, and to propose actions to meet them.At the same time, the committee has multiplied the media coverage of its actions. Beyond a simple transmission of factual data, it is above all a question of raising awareness of the rights of migrants and the need to revise the legislative framework governing in Tunisia. Through the MC2CM project, the municipality of Sousse has been able to capitalise on good practices, determine the necessary actions to be implemented to ensure a better reactivity of the municipality in case of future crises as well as a coherent networking and efficient institutional collaborations.Objectives:Respond to the most urgent needs of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.Provide social, medical and financial assistanceAwareness of human rightsInform migrants about their fundamental rights (health, education, work...) and guarantee access to basic services.Promote social interaction and strengthen cohesion between migrants and the local populationEnsure multi-stakeholder and multi-level dialogueEstablishment of a database on migrantsFocus area: Health, Public services, integration and social cohesion, safety and security, cultureOutcomes:The city is recognised for its social inclusivenessThe city becomes culturally more vibrant and diverseNew cooperation opportunities emerged at city level (institutional, cultural, economic)--This action is linked to the implementation of the SDGs: 2, 3, 5, 10, 11 and 17What is the percentage of the city's migrant population? 3%

Improving Migration data and strategic planningDescription: Participatory process to improve the management of migration at the local level and to harness the potential of migrants for the benefit of cities and their economies. This action is mainly presumed in the organisation of two preparatory workshops, a planning workshop and a second stakeholder consultation workshop, which allowed the city of Rabat to draw up a multi-level territorial diagnosis through a participative approach integrating all the actors of the territory.Main goalsComplement the pre-existing database and especially the online survey developed by UN-Habitat and its partners with information and data on the migration situation in the city of Rabat ;To develop an in-depth reflection on the state of progress of joint migration strategies between the actors concerned;To present the migration context at local, regional and national level;Elaborate the migration profile and the priority document of the city of Rabat through a peer review process involving the different stakeholders.The main results:To bring together the actors concerned by migration governance, including migrants' associations, and to consult on concrete, coherent and efficient actions;strengthen the capacities of local local actors;To harmonise the visions of the different stakeholders in the territory;To develop a migration policy with a coherent vision based on reliable data with clear and targeted strategic orientations;To open horizons of partnerships with promising projects with International Organisations and partners of this project;To have the Global Mapping of Migration in Rabat with the finalization of the local migration profile;Focus area: Integration and social cohesion, migration governanceOutcomes:The city is recognised for its social inclusivenessThe city is perceived as a place of opportunitiesNew cooperation opportunities emerged at city level (institutional, cultural, economic)--This action is linked to the implementation of the SDGs:10, 11, 16 and 17This initiatives is also linked to the commitments of the Rabat city in the implementation of the Global Compact on Migration and the Pact for refugees (Rabat is a signatory of both pacts), as well as the implementation of the 2030 agenda, the 2063 African agenda and the New Urban Agenda.What is the percentage of the city's migrant population? 20%

La maison de l'hospitalité and the charter of rightsFacebook /Twitter/Youtube/InstagramDescription:Lamaison de l'hospitalité(The house of hospitality) is an initiative for the creation of a service centre for migrants (access to rights, legal advice, accommodation, health, etc.). The objective is bringing together support and assistance services for migrants in one central location to facilitate access.Objective: Recognise the residence and presence of irregular migrants in Grenoble and promote their access to municipal services.Focus area : Public ServicesResults:The city is recognised for its social inclusivenessThe Charter of rights (La carte des droits)Description: Creation of an urban residence card granting rights to irregular migrants and allowing them access to all the city's services.Objective: Recognise the residence and presence of irregular migrants in Grenoble and promote their access to municipal services.Focus area: Public ServicesOutcome: The city is recognised for its social inclusiveness.These actions arelinked to the implementation of the SDGs:11and 16

Improvement of green infrastructure through labor intensice measuresTwitter account/ Facebook page /InstagramDescription:This project is supporting the Jordanian response plan to the Syrian crisis, and it is funded by the “ German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ”, Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) is a close partner for the implementation.The interventions take place on public ground, owned by GAM. GAM is involved in management of the overall project (steering committee) as well as by monitoring the progress with their technical expertise.This initiative is adressed to vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees in hosting communities. The main objectives are:Implementation and improvement of green infrastructure and public open spaces (e.g. small plazas, recreational areas, playgrounds, pedestrian connections,stairs, urban agriculture etc.Promote social cohesion between refugees and the host community.Providing jobs opportunities for vulnerable Jordanians and Syrians.Focus area:Employment, Public services, Integration and Social cohesion.Outcomes:The city is recognised for its social inclusivenesThe city becomes culturally more vibrant and diverse--This action is linked to the implementation of the SDGs: 5, 11, 15 and to the Global Compact on Migration.More info of theinitiative available in Arabic andEnglish.FOR MORE INFO:► Click here to read the City Migration Profile► Click here to read Amman Case study: Social Cohesion in Badr Nazzal: Bringing the local community and refugees together

Portuguese for foreignersDescription:Training of 50 hours of Portuguese to improve migrants access to services. Knowledge and use of the host language is an important factor in the integration of foreigners, migrants and refugees.Objective: Improving communication skills for better access to services and the labour marketFocus area:Integration and social cohesionOutcomes:20 participants improved their understanding of Portuguese.Affinity groups were created that function as a support network.What is the percentage of the city's migrant population?16%--This action is linked to the implementation of the SDGs: 3, 5, 10 and 11.The initiative is also adopted with the New Urban Agenda, in order to bring a new narrative on urban migration that centres on promoting migrants’ inclusion in Irbid city .FOR MORE INFO:► Click here to read other case study: Refugi.arte em Marvila, Lisbon: Socio-spatial inclusion of refugees and economic migrants

Awareness raising activitiesAwareness raising activities around the small boat (Patera); Human Rights DayOpening DoorsExhibitions in the Social Services centresDescription:A Patera was placed on our shores in a visible part of the city with an explanatory and commemorative plaque. This place has been used to carry out different actions to raise awareness and reflect on migration, including the celebration of Human Rights Day. In addition, an awareness programme was carried out in Cadiz's schools and colleges through photographs of Cooperation Projects. The photographic exhibitions were also extended to community social service centres.The aim is to reflect on social justice, migration and cooperation to involve citizens in the global situation.The target audience of the initiative is the general public and children and young peopleFocus area:EducationOutcomes:Integration and social cohesionAt least 80% of citizens, who have gone through some of the actions mentioned, express more tolerant reflections and attitudes towards a more plural and global citizenship. and the city city becomes culturally more vibrant and diverse.What is the percentage of the city's migrant population?3%--This action is linked to the implementation of the SDGs: 16

Mitigating social and protection issues encountered by vulnerable populations within the city of BeirutObjective:The objective of the action if to mitigate social and protection issues resulting from urban migration through enhanced targeting and active engagement of the municipality of Beirut.Activities:Establish the "Municipal Social Cell" at the Municipality of Beirut;Identify local focal persons from¡ the selected neighbourhoods;Conduct training and orientation sessions for municipal staff;Produce a list of priority interventions.Outcomes:Reinforced municipal capacity to manage urban migration issues through establishing a "Municipal Social Cell";Enhanced municipal capability through improved access to reliable social and protection data;Increased level of vulnerable groups' well-being.MC2CM policy recommendations addressed: Urban planning and access to adequate housingAccess to social and political participationProtection against discriminationThis action is linked to the implementation of the SDGs: 10, 11, 16 and 17► Beirut city migration profile► Click here to read Beirut Case Study: The Amel House of Human Rights (AHHR): A space of solidarity in Beirut

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Promoting partnerships for migrants' reception and integration in TangierObjective:The objective is to reinforce the role of the Municipality of Tangier as a structuring actor for migrants' social integration and access to rights and services.Activities:Set up a "one-stop-shop" for migrants' services;Reinforce capabilities of municipal staff;Establish an "Immigration Council" to organise migration stakeholders' services.Outcomes:Operational "Local Migration Office";Strengthened capacities of local authorities on migration;Strengthened city-to-city partnership;Established role of "Immigration Council";Strengthened city stakeholders' cooperation and network.MC2CM policy recommendations addressed:Provision of welcome instrumentsAccess to social and political participationThis action is linked to the implementation of the SDGs: 10, 11, 16 and 17FOR MORE INFO:►Tangier city Migration profile►Read the Case study: Municipal support to civil society for the social inclusion of migrants in Tangier

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Vienna City Case Study: The “Jugendcollege”: Training and education for young migrants in Vienna

Growing on diversity and equalityObjective:The objective of the action is to create a unified vision among stakeholders through introducing a "local social inclusion policy" to empower migrants' active participation in the social sna economic life in the city of Ramallah, and promote a better sense of belonging for all citizens.Activities:Form a Steering Committee for policy development by representatives of all sectors and society groups;Launch an adopt a "local social inclusion policy" by all city stakeholders;Raise awareness on the importance of social inclusion of all groups;Outcomes:Adoption of a "local social inclusion policy" by the Municipality of RamallahEndorsed wellbeing, economic and social empowerment of marginalised groups in the cityReinforced sense of belonging of all citizens, and increased participation in strategic decision-making in RamallahIncreased awareness on the significance of social inclusion of all groups.MC2CM policy recommendations addressedAccess to social and political participationProtection against discriminationMulti-level governance and cooperationThis action is linked to the implementation of the SDGs: 5, 10, 11 and 16

Increasing the positive contribution of migration to the local development of the cityObjectives:The objective of this action is to increase the positive contribution of migratino to the local development in the city of Casablanca to foster social cohesion between migrant and host communities. It aims to reinforce the engagement of the Municipality to address social protection and discrimination risks encountered by vulnerable populations settled within the less fortunate neighbourhoods of the city.Activities:Conduct field visits and dialogue sessions to identify the needs and vulnerabilities of the population (women, youth and migrant workers);Conduct a training of municipal staff on rights-based migration governance, and three trainings to municipal and neighborhood staff on technical and communication skills;Establish migration Coordination Unit (MCU) in Casablanca;Establish "Salon of Migrants" to host social gatherings and cultural events for migrants and host communities;Organise cultural storytelling events consisting of diverse groups of migrants and local communities;Arrange skills-employment matching, and development initiatives conducted by civil society organizations.Outcomes:Improved migration governance at the local level through enhanced municipal capacities;Increased dialogue among local and national stakeholders on migration governance;Enhanced political support and action plan for the establishment of a local Migration Management Unit in the municipality aiming at mainstreaming migration policy-making and promoting coordination with national government;Strengthened integration of migrants in host communities through cultural events.MC2CM policy recommendations addressed: Provision of welcome instrumentsAccess to labour market, entrepreneurship and vocational trainingAccess to social and political participationMulti-level governance and cooperation--This action is linked to the implementation of the SDGs: 10 and 11