ALDA is one of partners of the MIICT project – ICT Enabled Services for Migration, which has recently released the Joint Migration Policy Whitepaper “Towards ICT-Enabled Integration of Migrants”. The paper, recently published, has been written by six EU-funded projects MIICT, REBUILD, NADINE, MICADO, EASYRIGHTS and WELCOME which aim to better integrate migrants and refugees in European societies by developing ICT-enabled solutions and toolkits for the implementation of inclusion policies by public administrations and the civil society.
The Paper is the result of the Joint Migration Policy Roundtables, organised among the six projects, which took place from the 14th to the 16th October 2021. The idea of the Roundtable was to reflect and respond on how to better integrate migrants in European societies using ICT solutions.
ICT tools and digitalisation of public services related to the migration sector could ease migrants’ integration into their host societies
Therefore, this paper identifies several priorities and defines specific recommendations regarding co-creation and participatory design, multi-stakeholders collaboration and ICT tools and digital services for supporting integration.
The European Commission considers the Joint Migration Policy Whitepaper as an important strategic input to improve migrants and refugees’ integration. Indeed, ICT tools and digitalisation of public services related to the migration sector could ease migrants’ integration into their host societies.
What are the next steps? The European Commission will take the recommendations of the Joint Migration Policy Paper into consideration in the policy-making process of the EU digital government policy in the area of migration. Indeed, in the Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion 2021-2027, the European Commission announced it will work on an inclusive EU e-government action plan, promoting human-centric digital public services for citizens, including migrants.
Being involved within MIICT project underlines the commitment that ALDA has in promoting social inclusion while working for the decrease of discrimination.