CPMR-AEBR Workshop on Migration
26 February 2019 @14:30 - 16:30
Organized by the Conference of Peripheral and Maritime Regions (CPMR) and the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) in the framework of the 10th Plenary Session of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional & Local Assembly (ARLEM), with the support of European Committee of the Regions (CoR).
Objectives of the workshop:
The workshop aimed to promote a better understanding of the role and the added value of Local and Regional Authorities (LRAs) in migration policies (in territories of origin, transit or destination of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers). Very often, the closest authority to citizens carries the heaviest burden, even without competences, structure or financing. The debates thus tackled the needs, the role and the potential of LRAs in both internal (reception & integration) and external (cooperation) dimensions of migration policies, also in connection with the action of the European Union (e.g. European Agenda on Migration, EU funding instruments) and promoted the exchange of experiences.