The Plan aims to recognise the contribution of foreign nationals to European societies and identifies four key areas of integration – education, employment, health and housing. It focuses on gender and anti-discrimination and works to enhance migrants’ active participation in society. For the first time, the Plan supports not only third-country nationals but also EU citizens with migrant background. It places emphasis on long-term integration and local and regional partnerships.
Finally, more funding is made available for both early-stage and long-term integration activities while a special website, European Website on Integration (EWSI), will track the progress of the Plan.
You can watch the video on the Commission’s website.
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