The NADINE consortium is pleased to be taking part in a Joint Policy Roundtable organised in cooperation with the European Commission.

In 2018 and 2019, the European Commission launched the DT-MIGRATION-06 call, in the framework of the Horizon 2020 Programme, promoting innovation projects using ICT for developing better services for migrants and refugees, according to actual migrants’ needs, aimed at increasing the effectiveness of the services provided at local level, and at developing more efficient integration strategies.

Six projects, constituting a “Cluster”, are currently running: EASYRIGHTS (funded in 2019), MICADO (2018), MIICT (2018), NADINE (2018), REBUILD (2018), WELCOME (2019). The cluster addresses migrants’ integration through digital technologies and by providing digital public services to migrants, with a special focus on “Digital companion” AI capabilities, and on the involvement of both migrants and local service providers in the solution design, as the main actors of the process.

The DT-MIGRATION-06 Cluster aims to develop a common policy whitepaper for European Union policy makers, since both migrants’ integration, digital transformation of public administrations, and citizens’ active participation in policy decisions are relevant topics in the European Agenda.

For this reason, the Cluster, in cooperation with European Commission, will host the Joint Policy Roundtable online on 14th, 15th and 16th of October 2020, with three sessions dedicated to different topics each day:

  • 14th October: E-Governance and European Digital Transformation of PAs and their impact on migrants’ integration and digital public services delivery to migrants;
  • 15th October: Co-Creation and participatory design role and effectiveness in digital public services for migrants;
  • 16th October: Collaboration with policy makers and authorities, for supporting migrants’ integration and digital public services for them.

DT-MIGRATION-06 Projects Cluster has selected a restricted number of high-level professionals with clear focused interest and skills in the sessions’ subjects whose contributions are key for the further implementation of the projects. Each session will run from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm CEST giving the panellists the opportunity to discuss and share their experiences and opinions on a defined set of topic-specific questions that will be shared and discussed in advance, and to interact with other experts and projects’ representatives.

NADINE Project representatives from VVA will be hosting and moderating the third session on the 16th October.

The outcome of this policy roundtable will be a joint White Paper which will present recommendations developed from the discussions during the event.