Local TurnProject reference: 330057
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A local turn in migrant integration policies? Local citizenship and integration policy appraches in the context of multi-level governance in Europe
Total cost:EUR 166 336,2
EU contribution:EUR 166 336,2
Topic(s):FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IEF - Marie-Curie Action: "Intra-European fellowships for career development"
Call for proposal:FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IEFSee other projects for this call
Funding scheme:MC-IEF - Intra-European Fellowships (IEF)
This project proposal aims to analyse the existing scope for European cities to develop policies for migrant integration in multi-level governance systems.
The role of lower tiers of governance, and that of cities in particular, is receiving growing attention from both researchers and policy-makers as the potential of cities to influence social inclusion and the weakening force of national citizenship models are recognised. Much-needed, systematic comparisons of local approaches to migrant integration remain scarce.
Addressing this issue, this project will look at the scope left to the local level to develop integration policies within multi-level governance frameworks, and explore the convergence of local approaches in Europe. It will do so by
1) mapping policy developments regarding the multi-level governance of migrant integration in the EU;
2) conducting an in-depth comparison of integration policy approaches of pairs of cities in three different national contexts; and
3) analysing the degree of convergence of integration policies in cities towards measures for fostering local forms of citizenship in Europe.
The project uses a transdisciplinary (or intersectoral) approach by closely involving an existing working group of integration policy makers from big European cities in the research process.
EU contribution: EUR 166 336,2
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