LOMIGRAS

Local Goverment, Migration, Integration

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Local goverment authorities have a crucial role to play in pursuing immigrant integration and in managing multi-ethnic diversity. Their involment in this policy area has rapidly grown in many European countries. In Greece, however, the extent and nature of local goverment interventions in this policy area have not been yet explored. This is a major gap both in academic research and policy-relevant knowledge concerning the prospects and conditions under which the integration of migrants in the Greek society can be better achieved.

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ELIAMEP has launched a new research project LOMIGRAS: "Mainstreaming and Monitoring Immigrants Integration in Local Goverment in Greece". It investigates the local goverment's involvement in the process of migrants' integration and the extent to which it promotes, or conversely hinders their integration. The purpose of the project LOMIGRAS is two fold:

(a) to investigate the local goverment's involment in the process of migrants' integration and the extent to which it promotes, or conversely hinders their integration, and

(b) to develop a usable interactive tool to monitor and assess the effects of local goverment in promoting migrant integration. The starting assumption of this research is that local goverment institutions have a profound role in promoting, or conversely hindering, immigrants' integration, regardless of whether they explicity assigned competences in this area.

The research program is implemented in 2015-2016, and it has a 12-month duration. It is funded by the "Diversity, inequalities and social inclusion" program of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 operated by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of Greece.