MILEstone (Migrants‘ Integration in Local Economies), Interreg Europe
MILEstone - Migrants‘ Integration in Local Economies
MILEstone is one of the Inrereg Europe projects under Social theme.
Interreg Europe is an interregional cooperation programme, co-funded by the European Union, which strives to reduce disparities in the levels of development, growth and quality of life in and across Europe’s regions. Interreg Europe supports several projects under themes such as Smart, Green, Connected, Social, Citizens, Governance. Read more about Interreg Europe and the projects supported by this programme here.
MILEstone project addresses the sustainable labour market inclusion of non-EU nationals by empowering the public authorities of the project’s addressed territories to amend and advance their strategies and programmes aiming at promoting the labour market integration of non-EU nationals to better include aspects of entrepreneurship promotion and further skills development (lifelong learning via vocational training). The project aims at achieving this objective through the medium thematic workshops, baseline studies, peer review, good practice exchange and policy uptake and mainstreaming among the project partners.
The project brings together partners with different levels of expertise and experience in the management of migration and integration to engage in an interregional policy learning process. MILEstone consortium is comprised of the following partners
District of Burgenlandkreis (DE) – Lead Partner
Municpality of Postojna (SI)
Westpomeranian Region (PL)
Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen (NL)
Municipality of Ascó (ES)
National Union of mountain municipalities and mountain communities – UNCEM Piemonte (IT)
City of Jyväskylä (FI)
Regional Development Fund of Central Macedonia (EL)
Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (DE)
City of Linköping (SE)
Read more about the MILEstone project
The timeline of the project is from March 2023 - May 2027. As one of the Project Partners, City of Jyväskylä has identified the current challenges with developing policies for sustainable integration into the employment market and emphasized upon the role of The Integration Programme (in Finnish: Jyväskylän kaupungin Kotoutumisen edistämisen ohjelma) as the key policy instrument to be addressed in this project.
The City seeks to learn from best practices and experiences of project partners and to find solutions and innovative methods to address the challenges identified.