Migrant Voices Heard
Enhancing the participation of migrants through the creation of migrant councils
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The aim of the project is to promote refugee and migrant participation in the design and implementation of integration and related policies at the local, regional, and national levels in seven EU countries: Austria, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, and Romania.
More specifically, the project aims to:
- Support the setting up and/or strengthening of 7 migrant councils, at local and regional level.
- Promote the exchange of experiences between local and regional public authorities about the involvement of migrants in the design and implementation of integration policies.
- Enhance the capacity of local and regional authorities to effectively consult migrants on policies that directly affect them.
We focus on the following challenges
The common perception of migrants as helpless victims/recipients of assistance who drain countries’ social welfare systems.
Migrant communities’ limited ability to self-organize and migrant-led organizations’ lack of advocacy skills.
The inability of local authorities to develop and actively involve migrant-led advisory committees due to a lack of motivation.
Migrant Councils established in local regions and 2 Migrant Councils Strengthened
Over 1 million
migrants positively affected by the project
Local/Regional Public Authorities supporting the migrant councils
MVH includes seven EU countries: Austria, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, and Romania. Learn more.
A final International Conference will be organised in October 2023, in Brussels, to mark the completion of the Migrant Voices Heard project and help disseminate its outcomes across the EU. The Conference will bring together public officials, migrant-led organizations and CSOs from across the EU, while all newly created and strengthened migrant councils will talk about their journey towards enhanced political participation of the migrant communities that they represent.
Get in Touch
Südwind – Verein für Entwicklungspolitik und globale Gerechtigkeit
Project manager: Lena Gruber,
+43 316 22 51 77 -17
Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation
Project Manager: Monika Pisankaneva
+359 888 96 61 13
GROUPE SOS SOLIDARITES SAIDA CHOUG
PROJECT MANAGER/ GABRIELLE BARTH email@example.com
Municipality of Neapoli-Sykies,
+30 2313 313333
Regione Campania –
Ufficio per il Federalismo e dei sistemi territoriali e della sicurezza integrata – UOD Programmazione, progettazione e percorsi di inclusione in materia di immigrazione
Head of Unit : Michele Cimmino firstname.lastname@example.org
PATRIR, Institutul Român pentru Pace,
PROJECT OFFICER: Esraa Abdallah,