Thematic toolkit. Developed by IncluCities, an EU project.
The IncluCities thematic toolkits offer practical, tested guidance and inspiration to help cities to reach European standards in key areas of migrant integration. The toolkits are designed primarily for local governments, and are particularly useful for smaller local administrations in Europe and beyond, as well as for partners such as NGOs. The content of these toolkits results from the crucial part of the IncluCities project, the benchmarking done by seven associations of local and regional governments and eight cities, with the support of the consultancy MigrationWork. These benchmarks helped to define a work programme for the mentoring schemes.
In each toolkit you will find an IncluCities thematic benchmark drawn from a Europe-wide review of cities’ experience in working on each of the four themes:
1 Gender-sensitive integration
2 Building a ‘city for all’
3 Labour market integration
4 Language learning support
The IncluCities benchmarks are qualitative standards for integration policies based on good practice and accepted standards from across Europe. They are good tools for self- assessment and goal-setting. They consist of a set of key factors that define the critical conditions for success. Each key factor is illustrated with a section why and how, and guiding questions. Where relevant, the key factors were illustrated with good practice examples from the city or association acting as a “mentor” in the project. Additional factors help to specify the context in which the city operates.