European Migration Forum

In January 2015, the EESC, 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 is a platform for dialogue between civil society and the European institutions on issues relating to migration, asylum and the integration of third-country nationals. It brings together, at least once a year, representatives of civil society organisations, local and regional authorities, Member States and EU institutions.

The aim of the Forum is to enhance coordination and cooperation between key players involved in the multilevel European governance of migration. The Forum aims to providing more information on the latest policy developments but also to gather information on how European policies are implemented at regional, local and grass-root levels; it should help to better understand the main challenges that civil society organisations and social partners face in the field and to identify ways to better support them in their efforts to address migrants' needs.

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    Migrants' access to the EU, to rights and to services - Challenges and ways forward
    Meeting - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    The European Migration Forum – the dialogue platform on migration, asylum and migrant integration - will meet for the third time in March 2017.

    Participation in the Forum meeting is by invitation only

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    Long term approach to sustainable labour migration and successful integration
    Meeting - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    The European Migration Forum – the civil society dialogue platform on migration, asylum and migrant integration – met for the second time on 6 and 7 April 2016 at the EESC's headquarters.

    Following on from the subject discussed at the first meeting (the management of mixed flows of migrants across the Mediterranean), the Forum now focused on the long-term approach to migration and integration.

    Attendance at the Forum meetings was by invitation only. The plenary parts of the meeting were streamed.

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    Safe routes, safe futures. How to manage the mixed flows of migrants across the Mediterranean?
    Conference - Brussels, Belgium

    The European Migration Forum is a platform where civil society organisations and the European institutions meet to discuss immigration, asylum and migrant integration. It has taken place for the first time on 26 and 27 January 2015 at the EESC premises. The theme of the meeting was: 'Safe routes, safe futures. How to manage the mixed flows of migrants across the Mediterranean?'