Tuesday, May 6, 2014
New report offers innovative mapping of migrant-origin country institutions that engage with their diasporas
Having developed a deeper understanding of the role of diasporas in development, origin-country governments are increasingly involved in immigrant integration in EU member states, mostly through engagement with their emigrants in the countries of settlement. A new Migration Policy Institute Europe report, Supporting immigrant integration in Europe? Developing the governance for diaspora engagement, offers an innovative and detailed mapping of the origin-country institutions that participate in the complex and multilayered governance of immigrant integration in the European Union and beyond. The report also assesses the most promising avenues for international cooperation on immigrant integration policies and programs that run the gamut from education and training, employment, social inclusion, access to nationality, civic and political participation and religious practice.