Migrant participation and local integration

SHaring Actions for Participation and Empowerment of migrant communities and LAs


The SHAPE project – SHaring Actions for the Participation and Empowerment of migrant communities and Local Authorities – funded by the European fund AMIF aims to foster the participation of people with a migratory background in democratic processes and in the design and implementation of integration policies at local, national and European level.
The action targets 3 states, so-called border states Italy, Hungary and Croatia, where public opinion appears particularly negative towards migrants and 2 leading states regarding migrants’ participation in the democratic process, Germany and Portugal.


  • Strengthen integration policies and promote dialogue between local authorities and migrant communities;
    -Bring together citizens with a migratory background, local authorities and policy-makers to co-design pilot projects aimed at triggering a participatory process at the local level, while at the same time creating a structured and formalised method of consultation for local policies in different fields;
  • Raise citizens’ awareness in Italy, Hungary, Croatia, Germany and Portugal about the positive contribution of migrant communities to EU societies.