Migration must indeed go hand in hand with integration in order to be successful. We believe that the Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion must recognise the key role of cities and regions and offer them better support.

Local and regional authorities play a decisive role not only in delivering integration and inclusion policies on the ground, but also in keeping up the momentum of solidarity, as many cities and regions willing to be actively involved in the reception and integration of vulnerable migrants. These authorities are also essential in the fight against disinformation about integration and migration, taking forward a positive narrative based on concrete facts and figures. 

Read more about the proposals of progressive cities and regions here.