This research report is produced in the framework of the project “Supporting active inclusion of disadvantaged migrants in Europe” (ADMIN4ALL), implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The project targets 12 municipalities in four EU member States: Italy, Austria, Poland and Romania, and is managed by the IOM office in Italy in cooperation with the IOM offices in the other three countries involved. The 12 targeted municipalities are: Bari, Florence, Milan and Naples (Italy), Bruck an der Leitha, Korneuburg, Tulln (Austria), Poznan, Warsaw, Wroclaw (Poland), Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca (Romania).
Except for the Austrian municipalities, which are all located in the same region close to Vienna and confronted with a special situation of receiving a significant number of asylum seekers and refugees, the other municipalities are large cities, (except Cluj, all of them are among the most populous 50 cities in the EU). The project aims to increase the capacity of local administrations and other service providers at the local level, and in particular their front-line staff, in dealing with the multiple dimensions of long-term socioeconomic inclusion of migrants and refugees at the local level. This will be done in a number of ways: by delivering of a series of trainings for the local authorities and both governmental and non-governmental service providers, including front-line workers dealing with the specific needs and situations of disadvantaged migrants; and by organizing peer-review and mentoring activities across the 12 municipalities.
Capacity-building activities will focus on providing suitable and accessible social and administrative services for migrants, as well as promoting partnership approaches to migrant integration at the local level among various public, private and non-profit stakeholders. The research presented in this report was conducted in order to prepare targeted and meaningful capacity-building measures based on the context and needs of the municipalities involved.