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OECD Highlights The Athens Coordination Center For Migrant And Refugee Issues As A Best-Practice Example For The Effective Integration Of Migrants en

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A recent OECD study examined the challenges related to the integration of migrant populations in 72 cities, with a particular focus on 9 European cities, including Athens, Greece. The report highlights successful and innovative actions taken by cities that aim to address this major challenge. This is essential in order to succeed in the complex task of providing coherent and effective policies for migrant integration, since, according to the report, 80% of cities participating in the survey believe there are information gaps between local authorities and higher levels of government that hamper effective policy-making.

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Cities Grow: Athens and Munich join forces to promote refugee and migrant integration in the labour market

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“The Cities Grow project has proven very useful for the municipality of Athens in the current context of the refugee situation. Pairing up with the city of Munich as mentor was a great opportunity for our services as it has allowed us to collaborate with an administration that has been dealing with issues of access to labor market foe many years. In the same time it gave our services the opportunity to test ideas and proposals. Overall a very interesting and exciting process”, the Vice Mayor of Migrants and Refugees, Lefteris Papagiannakis, said.

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