Migration and mobility within local and regional government

{EPSU-CEMR “Future of the Workplace” project -
Providing high quality, modern and sustainable jobs within local and regional government }


Theme n°5


Migration and mobility within local and regional government




Background

The concerns of migrants are important to local and regional government. Many of those using the services provided by local and regional government were not born in the countries in which they currently live, or at least their parents were not born there, and in many countries a significant proportion of those employed in local and regional government also fall into this category.

The significance of the issue has been recognised by local and regional government employers and unions at both national and European level. This is indicated by the work of the CLIP project (Cities for Local Integration Policies for Migrants), which was officially launched in September 2006 with the support of CEMR. The report, Equality and diversity in jobs and services: City policies for migrants in Europe , which was published by Eurofound as part of the CLIP project in 2008, documents the actions that many cities have taken.

EPSU too has given a high priority to the relationship between migrants and public services, producing a report based on a survey of its affiliates in national, local and regional government in 2010 , and undertaking another major research project on migration in the Mediterranean area (see box).

Both the CLIP and the EPSU projects cover a range of topics, including the provision of housing and other services in the case of CLIP, and migration policy and union involvement in the case of EPSU. However, this document concentrates on the employment of migrants within local and regional government.

- Final Report October 2012:

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