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News article24 November 2020

Inclusion for all: Commission presents Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion 2021-2027

Today, the Commission is presenting a new action plan on Integration and Inclusion for the period 2021-2027. The action plan promotes inclusion for all, recognising the important contribution of migrants to the EU and addressing the barriers that can hinder their participation and inclusion in European society. It is built on the principle that inclusive integration requires efforts from both migrants and the host community and includes new actions that build on the achievements of the previous action plan from 2016.

As emphasised in the new Pact on Migration and Asylum, a successful integration and inclusion policy is an essential part of a well-managed and effective migration and asylum policy. It is also essential for social cohesion and for a dynamic economy that works for all.

The action plan proposes both actions to make policies in the field of education, employment, housing and health overall more inclusive and targeted and tailored support that takes into account the specific needs of migrants. Successful integration and inclusion depends both on early action and on long-term commitment.

Although national governments are primarily responsible for creating and implementing integration policies, the EU plays a key role in supporting them through funding, developing guidance and fostering relevant partnerships.
The main actions are:

  • Inclusive education and training
  • Improving employment opportunities and skills recognition
  • Promoting access to health services.
  • Facilitating access to adequate and affordable housing

For More Information

Action plan on Integration and Inclusion 2021-2027
Staff Working Document
Press release: Inclusion for all: Commission presents Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion 2021-2027
MEMO: Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion 2021-2027: Questions and Answers
Factsheet: EU Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion
European Website on Integration
Testimonials from AMIF-funded integration projects
Views of migrant experts

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Publication date
24 November 2020