Globally, the Citizen Sector has produced a number of highly impactful, proven and scalable solutions that pave a way forward for addressing issues emerging from current migratory and refugee movements. Still, despite their strong evidence base, replicability and scalability, they are often overlooked when designing EU policies, showcasing best practice guidelines or implementing funding mechanisms. This Summit aims to bring together social entrepreneurs, beneficiaries and EU policy makers to exchange good practices for further co-creation of policies and an improved framework for identifying and supporting successful initiatives. By bringing these key groups together, we expect new synergies for state and EU-wide policies to emerge that provide a way forward for Europe to become the welcoming, participatory and inclusive community that it aspires to be.
Organized by Ashoka’s Hello Europe Initiative, the conference emerges from trends identified through a network of effective citizen sector solutions that are scaling to and across 6 EU countries through a multistakeholder approach. The Summit’s general framing goes beyond the current EU narrative on migration and refugee situation, dealing both with legal and irregular movements and, more importantly, addressing the infrastructures needed to be set in place in order to address migrants’ specific needs such as: regularization, access to housing and health care, education, employment, inclusion, integration.
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