The EC reveals its new EU Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion (2021-2027)

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The European Commission presented the new EU Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion (2021-2027). To open the document, enter: file:///C:/Users/Anica/Downloads/ActionPlanonIntegrationandInclusion2021-2027.pdf

The main actions include:

  • Inclusive education and trainingfrom early childhood to higher education, focusing on easier recognition of qualifications and continued language learning, with support from EU funds.
  • Improving employment opportunities and skills recognition to fully value the contribution of migrant communities, and women in particular, and ensure that they are supported to reach their full potential. The EC will work with relevant stakeholders to promote labour market integration, support entrepreneurship and make it easier for employers to recognise and assess skills.
  • Promoting access to health services, including mental healthcare, for people with a migrant background. In addition to dedicated EU funding, the action plan seeks to ensure people are informed about their rights and recognises the specific challenges faced by women, in particular during and after pregnancy. The action plan also supports Member States to exchange best practice.
  • Access to adequate and affordable housing funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Social Fund Plus (ESF +), Asylum and Migration Fund (AMF) and Invest EU, as well as an exchange of experience at local and regional level on fighting discrimination on the housing market and segregation.