In January 2015, the SOC section, in cooperation with the European Commission, organised the first edition of the European Migration Forum. It has developed from the European Integration Forum, of which 11 editions took place between 2009 and 2014.
The European Migration Forum takes place at least once a year. It brings together representatives of civil society organisations, local and regional authorities, member states and EU institutions. 21 members of the EESC's Standing study group on Immigration and Integration (IMI) also take part in the meetings.