The Mediterranean Migration Network (MMN) organized a meeting to revisit and develop its action plan and future steps, following the renewal of the support it receives from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the Republic of Cyprus..

Migration is one of the major challenges that the European Union (EU) is called to face today. As a result, the management of the issues and topics relevant to migration and the integration of the Third Country Nationals (TCNs), requires the collaboration of all stakeholders at European and regional level.

According to the new Integration Policies: Who Benefits? (MIPEX 2015), a project led by the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) and theMigration Policy Group (MPG), and CARDET is a partner, several countries have lost positions due to restrictions and cuts...

Migration and Integration: The Role of Local Authorities, policies and MIPEX benchmarking.

Migration has been increasing dramatically over the last decades. People usually are forced to migrate hoping to find a better quality of life or opportunities. The issue though is whether the host country has an effective migration policy for integration that addresses to their needs.

The  WelComm  project  aims  at  raising  awareness  of  the  importance  of  education  for  social  inclusion  of  migrants from early age and promoting opportunities for equal start in education. Migrant children often grow up in households only hearing and speaking the native language of their parents and they are challenged by their language skills upon school entry. Early education can address school readiness and language acquisition, enabling  children  to  enter  kindergarten  with more  advanced language skills and at the same time facilitate integration for immigrant families into the host society. 

The secretariat of Mediterranean Migration Network organized an International Meeting for the Network’s members on Thursday, June 19th 2014 at the University of Nicosia.

Participants to the meeting were professionals from diverse civil society organizations, universities and international organizations working in the areas of migration and integration, such as the KOPIN Malta, CSV Marche  Italy, Samaritans Association Bulgaria, Media Diversity Institute U.K., ASED Network France, Hellenic Migration Policy Institute, Centre for Ethnic Studies Lithuania, Foundation for Shelter and Support to Migrants Malta, International Organization of Migration, the European University of Cyprus and the Open University of Cyprus.

The Mediterranean Migration Network (MMN), with the coordination of the International Research Centre CARDET, organized its annual International Conference, on Friday June 20th,2014, at the University of Nicosia, under the general title “Migration and Integration: the role of social services”.

Human rights NGOs aditus foundation, Integra Foundation, JRS Malta, KOPIN, Malta Emigrants Commission, Migrant’s Network for Equality, Organisation for Friendship in Diversity, People for Change Foundation, and SOS Malta have called on the government to translate words into action on World Refugee Day by taking concrete steps to ensure that no child ever again sets foot in a detention centre.

On Freedom Day the Prime Minister pledged to end the detention of children.

"We welcome this commitment, but children arriving in Malta are still being detained. We also reiterate our concern that unaccompanied minors are often detained with adults pending the outcome of age assessment," the NGOs said.

The project MEET - Meeting the health literacy needs of immigrant populations was launched in October 2013 and it is expected to be completed by the end of September 2015. It involves partners from different starting-points on health promotion and different immigration contexts to introduce the Community Health Educator Model (CHE) awarded in 2000 by the British Ministry of Health and adopted by many health districts in the UK. The CHE is an empowering health promotion model in which members of migrant and minority ethnic communities are recruited and trained to participate in the delivery of health promotion initiatives. The main aim is to propose actions aimed at reducing inequities including targeted health promotion and best practice exchange.