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Migrant and Refugee Participation: Approaches to Rethinking Integration Policies - Summary

While many organizations (nonprofit organizations, groups of volunteers, local authorities) are convinced that refugee and migrant participation is key to the success of reception and integration programs and public policies, so far, few initiatives have been developed with them based on their expertise. Programs offered to new arrivals in France are often developed in advance by people who have no experience of migration without involving migrants and refugees. The participation of migrants and refugees indeed faces many obstacles and limits. This study proposes to identify methodological elements in the form of advice for those working on the field. It also identifies measures that aim to support and consolidate initiatives promoting migrant and refugee participation, that encourage new structures to experiment with them, and that enable public authorities to become more involved in the issue and eventually enshrine the necessity and relevance of participation in the law making process.

Full study available in French here.

Date of Publication
Type of Resource
Target Audience
Civil Society
Intergovernmental Organization
Migrant Association
Geographic Scope
Workstream Output
Regional Review Process
Cross Cutting Theme
Integration policies

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