The European Modules on Migrant Integration: a Source of Inspiration for the Member States?

21 Oct 2011 12:00
21 Oct 2011 14:30

The Institute for European Studies (IES) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in cooperation with the CEDEM-Université de Liège and the Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism, Belgium, kindly invite you to their upcoming Migration Policy Forum on 21 October with:

  • Dr Ilke Adam, Institute for European Studies, VUB (Chair)
  • Eva Schultz, DG Home, Unit B.1 Migration and Integration, European Commission
  • Didier Boone, Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism, Belgium
  • Prof. Dr Marco Martiniello, FNRS/CEDEM - Université de Liège
  • Dr Sergio Carrera, Centre for European Policy Studies

In 2007, the Justice and Home Affairs Council invited the National Contact Points for integration, supported by the Commission to ‘examine the added value of developing common European modules on migrant integration ’. The modules would collect experiences at national levels and identify joint practices. This summer, the European Commission published the draft European modules on migrant integration, containing proposals on three draft modules: introductory and language courses, strong commitment by the receiving society and active participation of immigrants in all aspects of social life.

In this policy forum, Eva Schultz (European Commission) will share the Commission’s views on the content and the status of the document. Didier Boone (National Contact Point for Integration, Belgium) will shed light on its elaboration process. Marco Martiniello (FNRS, Université de Liège) and Sergio Carrera (CEPS) will critically assess the content and the added value of the future modules.

Registration & Venue

Participation is free of charge and open to all but, due to space limitations, registration is required. To register, please send an to

The programme starts at 12:00 with a lunch reception, followed by the presentation at 12:30.

Institute for European Studies
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