2019 Report on the 1st European Policy Dialogue Forum on Refugees and Migrants

Report

Held in Athens, Greece, from 20-21 October 2019, the 1st European Policy Dialogue Forum on Refugees and Migrants brought together grassroots activists from the KAICIID-supported platform Network for Dialogue, as well as policymakers, religious leaders and academics working on the social inclusion of refugees and migrants in Europe. Sixty international participants discussed the challenges of effective integration, both on the ground and at the policymaking level, under the theme of “Understanding current challenges of refugees and migrants in Europe”, addressing the fundamental challenge of “What can we do?”.

This report documents the forum's discussions and recommendations on topics such as the growing diversity and complexity of migration flows and migration dynamics, the need for new and different approaches in the field of integration, and the extent to which academic research and grassroots experience can contribute to the work of policymakers.