This scoping study was produced in the framework of the project “ADMin4ALL: Supporting Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Migrants in Europe”, funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The study targets the 12 municipalities in Austria, Italy, Poland and Romania, that participated in the first phase of the project: Bari, Florence, Milan and Naples (Italy), Bruck an der Leitha, Korneuburg, Tulln (Austria), Poznan, Warsaw, Wroclaw (Poland), Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca (Romania).
The objectives of the study are to provide:
- an analysis of national and local policy and practice frameworks for delivery of socio-economic inclusion and administrative services to disadvantaged third-country nationals and refugees in the municipalities involved in the project, including a mapping of government and non-governmental service providers and relevant horizontal and vertical coordination/cooperation frameworks;
- an assessment of specific capacity-building needs of service providers at the local level, such as the capacity of staff, and an analysis of internal and inter-agency operational and institutional arrangements, including the delivery of integrated services through one-stop-shops and other means of referrals and coordination.
This scoping study was conducted in order to prepare targeted and meaningful capacity-building measures based on the context and needs of the municipalities involved. It served as a basis for the development of the ADMin4ALL Training Curriculum, used during the training sessions delivered to the municipal staff working on integration in over 30 municipalities across 7 EU countries (Austria, Greece, Italy, Malta, Poland, Romania and Spain) during the second phase of the project.