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Working Document on a Common Agenda for Integration. Framework for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals in the European Union

Document number
1074
Date
2006
Title
Working Document on a Common Agenda for Integration. Framework for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals in the European Union
Author/publisher
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Rapporteur: Stavros Lambrinidis, European Parliament, European Union
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Document type(s)
Meeting Documentation/Conference Reports,
Summary
The integration of immigrants must rise to the top of the European Union’s agenda. This report is animated by the conviction that integration is an issue tantamount in importance to the successful enlargement of the EU. In the face of such a challenge, the Union's commitment has been, at best, neglectful. Rather than incorporating immigrants effectively into schools, workplaces, and political systems, European societies are in many respects slipping into a state of "disintegration." The report will offer the Parliament’s views on how progress can best be made on integration. The recommendations will focus on four areas: Accelerating, deepening, and improving the engagement of EU institutions; the urgent need for clear-headed, decisive political leadership; overcoming conceptual and practical challenges in policymaking; and promoting best practices in key integration fields, as well as the concept of civic citizenship.
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