Some of the main issues identified and raised were: the migration policies are not unified, Migration centres – even though they can be considered as good practices they can be changed to the procedures making migrants lives difficult due to location, security etc. There is a lack of cooperation among NGOs and Public Service and not a concrete decision on a European level and
hopefully at some point we will have coherent model on an EU level.
Further to the needs and challenges assessment, participants discussed on a number of topics the MMN should focus on. Some of the issues raised was; the legal status of immigrants with a discrimination of the categories that needs to be identified. Procedures are long and migrant’s status is an issue in many different situations. The legal status of migrants affects the policies of
integration and define the integration of immigrants. Access to information, negative attitudes, lack of integration and participation in decision making processes.