Democracy and participation, Migration

Migrant integration & multistakeholder governance?


Who is behind this?

Carolina Höpfner

HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform


Who is joining forces?

City of Gdansk / Immigrant Support Centre in Gdansk


City of Turin


Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

The great influx of migrants since 2015 has the EU facing an enormous task. European cities play a decisive role in successful migrant integration and in finding solutions for multiple challenges. Key representatives from city authorities, the business sector and civil society from Berlin, Gdansk and Turin will deliberate the advantages, requirements and lessons learned of a multistakeholder governance approach to migrant integration in the project.

Where will your idea take place?

Workshop in Berlin with key stakeholders from Berlin, Gdansk and Turin

Why does Europe need your idea?

The project promotes a local multistakeholder participation applied to integrating migrants into cities and urban development. It strengthens the cooperation and democracy on city levels. Local stakeholders will be empowered and the participation invigorates identification with the EU bottom-up.

What is your impact?

1. Determine advantages and challenges of and ideas for a multistakeholder governance approach to migrant integration in cities
2. Publish a collaborative online argument map, highlighting workshop results and supportive information
3. Obtain interest for the approach from other EU cities

How do you get there?

Gdansk, Turin and Berlin have valuable experience with migrant integration. The HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform’s (HVGP) Trialog® method will help evaluate their experience with multistakeholder governance to find sustainable solutions for migrant integration. This deliberative discussion format uncovers a range of key perspectives from politics, business and civil society from each city. An innovative argument map visualizes workshop results and makes them available to a wide audience.

What is your story?

We are dedicated to turn the migrant challenge into a chance for democratic participation, innovation and growth through EU financial support for community integration and at once development. It also strengthens citizens’ identification with Europa.

Who are you doing it for?

Direct beneficiaries are workshop participants from Berlin, Gdansk and Turin administration, business and civil society. They will be multipliers and knowledge carriers after the workshop. The visualization of results will give a wide audience of EU cities and stakeholders access to the results.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

• Critical/general feedback on the idea • Cities with innovative multistakeholder approaches to integration (in particular in the Ruhr area) • Presentation of results through visualization (v.s. classical reports)





Idea created on Jan. 15, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 15, 2018

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