'The Pan-European Conference: Integration of Immigrant Spouses and Children' was a project aiming to support the Maltese stakeholders in fostering the socio-economic integration of migrants from non-EU countries who come to Malta through non-asylum channels, with a specific focus on migrant families. The project looked at integration challenges families and especially children are experiencing in Malta, in order to formulate recommendations for long-term solutions.
The following targeted activities were carried out within the framework of the project:
- A research component during which face-to-face interviews with Third Country Nationals was conducted on various aspects of public and private life – from education to accommodation and social ties with the local population.
- Exchanges between Maltese stakeholders and counterparts in other EU Member States were facilitated by IOM with the goal to share challenges and opportunities and set in place effective policies and practices that target integration challenges experienced by family migrants. The aim of the exchanges was to gather the expertise, knowledge and experiences already existing in other EU Member States and adapt and apply identified best practices to the Maltese context.
All the activities were implemented through a participatory approach, which concluded with a Pan-European conference in May 2015 in Malta.
The project was co-financed by the European Integration Fund for Third Country Nationals (IF), the Ministry for Social Dialogue, Civil Liberties and Consumer Affairs and IOM.