The European Court of Auditors has identified a number of challenges to the integration of migrants from outside the EU into society where further EU action is needed.
The challenges are set out in a new Briefing Paper on EU action to support the integration of those living legally in the EU but without EU citizenship, such as people migrating for the purposes of employment, family reunification or research, asylum seekers and refugees. The briefing paper does not cover people residing illegally in the EU.
“The long-term impact of the recent inflow of migrants will depend on how well they are integrated into European society. We have identified seven challenges to their integration that need to be addressed by the Member States and the EU,” said Iliana Ivanova, the Member of the European Court of Auditors responsible for the Briefing Paper.
While the integration of migrants is mainly the responsibility of the Member States, the EU plays an important role in providing support and incentives. As well as promoting the exchange of good practice, the EU has been providing funding and helping to develop migration and anti-discrimination policies.