From pandemic to recovery: challenges and best practices in migration management
The European Migration Forum, organised by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee, is a platform for dialogue between civil society and European institutions on issues related to migration, asylum and migrant integration. The aim of the Forum is to enhance coordination and cooperation between key players involved in the multilevel European governance of migration. It brings together European policy makers and civil society representatives to discuss and consult on key migration issues. The Forum aims to provide 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 better understanding the main challenges that civil society organisations and social partners face in the field, and identifying ways to better support them in their efforts to address migrants' needs. This year, the 6th European Migration Forum takes place under the umbrella of the broader initiative Conference on the Future of Europe, which enables people from across Europe to share their ideas and help shape our common future.
The 6th Forum meeting will take place on 27–28 October 2021 virtually via the web platform Swapcard.
The contributions received underlined the fundamental role that migrants played during the pandemic but also how the COVID-19 crisis affected their lives and rights as well their integration. In view of the results of the consultations, the Forum will in particular address: digital divide and digital disadvantage of migrants, access to education for migrant children, safe legal pathways for those in need of international protection and how to maximise their integration in hosting societies. The Forum will include a reflection on how to communicate effectively with EU citizens on migration issues. Finally, recent EU developments on migration will be addressed, including the New Pact on Migration and Asylum.