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  • Policies for EU-mobile citizens:

    Best practices on the local level

    Inge Razenberg

    Platform Integration & Society

    EUROPEAN CONFERENCE

    Local Welcoming policies for EU mobile citizens

    May 18th - May 19th, 2016 - Amsterdam

  • Introduction

    Platform Integration & Society

    Research, consultation, practical advice and tools

    with regard to issues of integration, migration

    and diversity in the Netherlands. www.kis.nl

    Research regarding EU-mobile citizens: Municipalities ((integration)policies, challenges)

    EU-migrants (migration motive, experiences, expectations)

    Toolkit integration policies EU migrants

    http://www.kis.nl/

  • Introduction

    Inge Razenberg

    Researcher Platform Integration & Society

    (Verwey-Jonker Institute)

    Local Researcher Amsterdam project ‘Local

    Welcome Policies EU Mobile Citizens’

  • Best practices on the local level

    Toolkit integration policies EU mobile citizens –

    best practices at the local level (municipalities)

    EU-migration to the Netherlands has increased:

    half of EU-migrants settle (semi) permanent in

    the Netherlands.

    70% of Dutch municipalities

    indicate challenges regarding

    EU migration, but 61% does

    not have policies (yet)

  • Best practices on the local level

    Toolkit integration policies EU mobile citizens

    – best practices at the local level

    (municipalities)

    “To inspire, inform and connect municipalities”

  • Best practices on the local level

    Toolkit integration policies EU moblie citizens

    – best practices at the local level (cities)

    Best practices regarding:

    Registration

    Welcoming EU-migrants (information)

    Language policies

    Labour market; finding and keeping a job

    Social contacts with natives

    Children of EU-mobile citizens

  • Best practices on the local level:

    registration

    Registration at the municipality is necessary

    to be able to direct integration policies to EU-

    mobile citizens

  • Registration – Best practice

    Group registration in municipality Westland

    Meeting (in the evening) at town hall or

    employer

    Up to 200 registrations

    each time

  • Best practices on the local level:

    welcoming EU mobile citizens

    Research of Platform Integration and Society

    indicates that:

    EU-moblie citizens need information regarding

    practival issues

    Information should be provided in the language

    of the EU-mobile citizens

    For lower skilled EU-mobile citizens: a physical

    information point providing information and

    support

  • Welcoming EU mobile citizens – Best

    practice

    Migrant Information Point Eindhoven

    Volunteer organisation provides information

    and support to EU-migrants in language of EU

    migrants

    Run by volunteers, municipality

    provides funding

  • Best practices on the local level:

    language policies

    Investing in language education is essential

    for integration

  • Language policies – best practice

    Municipality of Amsterdam provides language

    courses to EU mobile citizens

    Thematic courses: language and work,

    languages and finances

    “A language course has to

    be practical. You have to

    be able to go to the doctor

    and bring you child to school.”

  • Best practices on the local level:

    labour market

    EU-mobile citizens often have a job.

    However; unstable jobs and jobs below their

    educational level.

    Recommendation: invest in the translation of

    human capital to the Dutch labour market

  • Labour market – best practice

    Municipality Peel & Maas; project Language &

    Work

    Dual program:

    Language; information regarding Dutch

    employee skills, the workplace, etc.

    Education; Dutch certificates (BBL-traject)

    In this way, EU mobile citizens (who are

    planning to stay) are helped to find a higher

    skilled job and their potential can be fully

    utilized

    certificate

  • Best practices on the local level: social

    contacts with natives

    The local research for Amsterdam indicates

    that EU mobile citizens have difficulty

    forming friendships with natives

    Labour migrants sometimes live segregated

    from the native population

  • Social contacts– best practice

    Kumpel-project region Noord-Limburg

    Polish resident matched to Dutch resident

    During 6 months, they undertake activities

    together

    “Often, after six months,

    buddies stay in contact. In this

    way forming new, lasting

    social contacts.”

  • Best practices on the local level:

    children of EU mobile citizens

    Parents need information about the Dutch

    education and healthcare system

    Schools experience difficulties reaching

    parents

  • Children of EU mobile citizens – best

    practice

    Amsterdam offers language course for parents

    At their childrens school, improving both

    language and parent involvement

  • Toolkit

    www.kis.nl/publicatie/staalkaart-eu-migranten

    http://www.kis.nl/publicatie/staalkaart-eu-migranten

  • Questions?

    Contact information:

    [email protected]

    +31 (30) 2300 799

    www.kis.nl

    www.verwey-jonker.nl/

    LinkedIN

    Toolkit integration policies EU

    migrants

    www.kis.nl/publicatie/staalkaart-

    eu-migranten

    http://www.kis.nl/ http://www.verwey-jonker.nl/ https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=144638966&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile http://www.kis.nl/publicatie/staalkaart-eu-migranten