Population on the Move
New Insights on Migration and Integration Policies in Europe
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- Restrictive immigration policies are ineffective in reducing migration inflows.
- Efficient migration policies include quotas that attract foreigners with specific skills and knowledge, as well as support for the social inclusion of migrants and their families.
- Policies should promote transnational contacts and opportunities for civic engagement to encourage target migrants.
- Specific educational measures are needed, not only as an instrument for the in- clusion of children of immigrants, but also for the promotion of social cohesion.
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