1st European Integration Forum & Website - Inaugural meeting and launch

20th April 2009,
Brussels, Belgium
- EIF forum

Organiser: European Commission, European Economic and Social Committee

EIF logoThe European Integration Forum is intended to give representatives of civil society a voice on EU integration issues. It is an instrument to improve EU cooperation on integration policy, which was proposed by the European Commission in its 2005 communication on creating a “Framework for the Integration of Third-Country National in the EU”. Our Platform attended the first of what are to become bi-annual meetings hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee. The Forum is expected to feed into the forthcoming “Stockholm Programme” on EU cooperation mechanism on integration (which is to succeed the “Hague Programme”, 2005-2010) and into the next ministerial conference on integration under the Spanish EU Presidency in 2010. For details.

The second instrument recently launched is the European website on integration. It allows you to publicise your projects (good practice collection), to find out where responsibility for integration policy lies in your country and what your national policies are about (country information sheets), and links you to a wide range of relevant websites (including 96 related to intercultural dialogue and interreligious dialogue), consult a vast document library etc.

Take a look: European website on integration

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