Giving Compass' Take:

• Liam Patuzzi summarizes a report at Migration Policy Institute about the transformative work being done on migrant inclusion in under-the-radar European localities.

• What can other cities learn about migrant inclusion from these smaller locations? Why is it important to increase migrants' access to amenities, especially during coronavirus? How can you adjust your giving to promote migrant inclusion?

• Learn about the role of education in Europe's migrant inclusion support system.

Migration is transforming cities across Europe. A huge amount of innovation is happening in cities and towns outside the limelight—those that are smaller, relatively new to receiving immigrants, or have immigrant populations that are becoming more diverse. Localities that sit near external EU borders or along common transit routes through Europe also face some inclusion challenges that differ from those seen in traditional immigrant destinations.

This MPI Europe-International Organization for Migration (IOM) report explores how European cities and towns are supporting migrants’ access to housing, local labor markets, health care, and education and child care. It focuses on localities in Southern as well as Central and Eastern Europe that are facing particularly challenging situations.

The study’s findings include a variety of promising approaches for promoting migrant inclusion at the local level, drawing in part on interviews conducted with representatives of municipalities in Austria, Greece, Italy, Malta, Poland, Romania, and Spain.

Read the full article about migration inclusion in Europe by Liam Patuzzi at Migration Policy Institute.