SHARE Expert Group: Inclusive territories for rural integration, 20 May 2021

SHARE SIRA EXPERT GROUP

Inclusive Territories for Integration

Building back better for refugee & migrant integration in rural areas across the EU

 

 

On 20 May 2021, in the framework of the SHARE SIRA project, 35 experts from a diverse range of organisations and institutions came together for the first meeting of the SHARE Network Expert Group.

 

Following an introduction to the SHARE Network and an expert panel presenting the EU policy context for integration and rural development, a series of  parallel thematic breakout sessions enabled participants to reflect on key areas of focus for the Expert Group meeting. 


 

Click here to view the full Expert Group agenda, and follow the links below to download expert presentations:

 

OPENING:

Introduction to the SHARE Network, Petra Hueck (ICMC Europe) & Geertrui Lanneau (International Organization for Migration)

 

EU POLICY CONTEXT:

EU Integration Policy & Rural Areas (2021-27), Vincent Catot (European Commission Directorate General for Migration & Home Affairs)

EU Vision for Rural Areas, Dr Matyas Szabo (European Commission Directorate General for Agriculture & Rural Development)

 

EXPERT PRESENTATIONS - BREAKOUT DISCUSSIONS:

SHARE Network Survey: COVID-19 impact & responses, Marika Carlucci (ICMC Europe)

Building Back Better, Yagoub Kibeida (MOSAICO Action for Refugees)

Socio-occupational integration of immigrant families in depopulated rural areas: Nuevos Senderos programme, Ireana Almazán Sotillos (Fundación CEPAIM)

Evidence-based approaches for integration in rural territories, Sona Kalantaryan (EC Knowledge Centre on Migration & Demography)