Solidarity, and building inclusive societies, is at the heart of the EU. Through EU funds, we continue to offer support in addressing the needs of legally residing migrants and people with a migrant background in our societies and economies. EU funded projects across Europe provide valuable lessons and inspiration to national, regional or local authorities.
This toolkit is yet another step in this direction; it will help funding authorities across Member States to improve their use of EU funding for integration, by improving co-ordination in the use of funds and strengthening their synergies. It coincides with the introduction of a new investment priority in the European Regional Development Fund regulation, at the same time as Member States are re-programming funds for integration of people with a migrant background. This toolkit also cuts across inter-linked challenges such as education, employment, housing, reception
and mainstream services that remain unaddressed.
The Commission will continue to support Member States by providing a wide range of policy and funding instruments to strengthen the integration of people with a migrant background, reducing inequalities and ensuring equal treatment. We would like to encourage all stakeholders to use EU funds to their full potential.