Peer-exchange visits

The peer-exchange visits are a fundamental part of the project ADMin4LL. These are organized between beneficiary municipalities across all project countries, with a view to enhancing mutual learning and ensuring the identification of recommendations for the improvement of service provision, while contributing to the creation of a EU network of cities committed to integration.

Peer review teams consist of municipal representatives and various local service providers, including civil society organizations working with the municipal governments, to ensure a wide range of relevant perspectives and hands-on experience.

During Phase II of ADMin4ALL (2018-2020), with the exception of the visit of Krakow and Malaga to Naples on 18-19 February 2020, such exchanges are organized online to abide by the protective measures and the traveling restrictions imposed in Europe to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The peer-to-peer exchanges are scheduled as follows:

  • 18-19 February 2020: peer-exchange visit of the municipal representatives of Malaga (Spain) and Krakow (Poland) to the city of Naples (Italy)
  • 18 November 2020: on-line peer exchange between the municipality of Madrid (Spain) and the municipality of Warsaw (Poland)
  • 24 November 2020: on-line peer exchange between the municipality of Palermo (Italy) and the municipality of Heraklion (Greece)
  • 3 December 2020: on-line peer exchange between the municipality of Cluj-Napoca (Greece) and the municipality of Florence (Italy)
  • 4 December 2020: on-line peer exchange between state-owned integration agencies in Malta and the municipality of Wroclaw (Poland)
  • 10 December 2020: on-line peer exchange between the municipality of Kufstein (Austria) and the municipality of Galati (Romania)

Partner municipalities and authorities may also use the new ADMin4ALL online Community to exchange information, share good practices, and easily communicate with each other. The Community was created to enhance mutual learning on challenges and opportunities of migrant social inclusion.

During Phase I (2016-2018), the peer-exchange visits were organized at national level and took place in-person in:

Italy:

  • October 2017: Peer-exchange visit of the municipal representatives of the city of Milan to the city of Bari
  • October 2017: Peer-exchange visit of the municipal representatives of the city of Bari, Naples and Florence to the city of Milan
  • November 2017: Peer-exchange visit of the municipal representatives of the city of  Bari, to the city of Naples

Poland:

  • May 2017: Peer-exchange visit of the municipal representatives of the city of Warsaw to the city of Wrocław
  • June 2017: Peer-exchange visit of the municipal representatives of the city of Poznan and Wrocław to the city of Warsaw
  • November 2017: Peer-exchange visit of the municipal representatives of the city of Krakow to the city of Warsaw

Austria:

  • May 2017: Shadowing event between Municipal Department of the City of Vienna for Integration and Diversity (MA17) and Austrian municipalities Bruck an der Leitha, Korneuburg and Tulln