IOM is committed to guaranteeing fair and non-discriminatory access to key social services for the socio-economic inclusion of migrants, enhancing and strengthening the role of local authorities directly involved in providing them (residence, accommodation, education, employment, etc...)

To this end, IOM works to:

  • Strengthen the capacities of local authorities in designing and providing more inclusive and accessible social services and in addressing any issues related to cultural diversity;
  • Strengthen the horizontal and vertical coordination between the entities that provide state and non-state services, in order to improve the effectiveness and impact of services for the social and labor inclusion of migrants;
  • Promote and strengthen synergies between the parties involved in the provision of services for the social and labor inclusion of migrants and encourage innovation;
  • Promote the exchange of experiences and good practices at European and international level and support collaboration between local authorities committed to improving social services for the integration of migrants;
  • Increase the impact of initiatives aimed at making the most interested parties aware of the advantages and opportunities of coordinated integration;
  • Aim to improve the monitoring and evaluation capacities of local authorities in order to increase the long-term impact of initiatives aimed at improving access to services for migrants;

As part of the ADMin4ALL project, IOM has already supported more than 35 municipalities in 7 countries of the European Union (Italy, Austria, Poland, Romania, Spain, Greece and Malta), improving the capacities of local authorities responsible for providing social services, in relating in a more accessible and inclusive way with an increasingly diverse population, thus contributing to the improvement of the integration process of migrants and to the social cohesion of the entire community.

This project is co-funded by the EU