The kick-off event of SIRIUS has taken place in Brussels last month. University and civil society partners from 7 different countries has met to discuss the workload for the next 3 years. A lunch talk has also been organised and more than 80 people participated to foster exchange among practitioners and stakeholders to better appreciate the integration capacities of cities and municipalities to contribute building successful local integration practices. NGOs from Italy, Greece and Serbia presented their activities and discussion by world experts from UNHCR, UNRISD and European Commission has fostered reflections about integration of migrants into the labour market. An inclusive integration agenda including concrete steps that countries can take to ensure migrant integration policies is at the core of new Horizon 2020 funded SIRIUS project and it represents an important challenge for European Countries.
More information about the project can be found here: www.sirius-project.eu