MPI Europe Webinar
Migrant Integration Governance After the Pandemic: Lasting Adaptations?
Rossella Nicoletti, Senior Project and Policy Coordinator, Social Affairs, Eurocities
Paula Pincombe, Senior Director, Settlement and Integration Policy, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada
Jasmijn Slootjes, Senior Policy Analyst, MPI Europe
The COVID-19 pandemic and its fallout have triggered the perfect storm in migrant integration, with migrants and refugees experiencing disproportionate health and economic effects. They also upended the ability of policymakers and practitioners to respond in typical ways, given the halt to the delivery of in-person services and the forced shift online.
Marking the release of a Migration Policy Institute Europe report, this webinar examines how government strategies, practices, and instruments of integration policymaking have adapted during the pandemic both in Europe and North America. How did policymakers ensure effective and agile responses in a context of COVID-induced disruption, and what can be learned to promote cost-effective integration policies moving forward?