European Migration Forum (formerly the European Integration Forum)
The European Integration Forum was launched by the European Commission in April 2009. The objective of the Forum is to provide a voice for representatives of civil society on integration issues (in particular relating to the EU agenda on integration) and for the Commission to take a pro-active role in such discussions. The Forum will provide an added value as a complementary source of information and consultation. The European Integration Forum is organised in cooperation with the European Economic and Social Committee and representatives of the Commission, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions take part in the meetings. Participants to the Forum are primarily EU umbrella organisations having a membership across a number of Member States dealing with Integration Issues and representatives of national consultative bodies from Member States.
Links to reports of Forum meetings can be found here.
In 2014, it was decided to extend the scope of the European Integration Forum
to cover topics related to immigration and asylum, as many aspects related to integration have now been addressed and other issues related to migration and asylum would benefit from a discussion with civil society.
The new European Migration Forum will continue to be a platform for civil society, and its participatory approach will be enhanced by ensuring a closer involvement of civil society organisations in the preparation and organisation of its meetings.
There will be a call for interest aimed at selecting the organisations that will participate in each of the future meetings, so that organisations with the most adequate expertise in relation to the chosen topic for discussion can be selected. The selection will be carried out by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee.
Further information on the European Migration Forum is available here -