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EPIC-UP project

EPIC-UP at a glance


Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF)


1 May 2024 – 30 Apr 2027


European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA)


12 partners, 13 associated partners


€ 2M

The project

EPIC-UP project aims to improve migrants’ integration and inclusion at local level in both rural and urban areas, by designing an enhanced model of multi-actor collaboration.

This methodology fosters partnerships among stakeholders, including migrants and migrants-led organisations, public authorities, and civil society organisations, so that the integration strategies are user-centred and more effective.

Expected results

  1. Establish Communities of Practices (CoPs) in six EU countries (Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland and Spain).
  2. Identify, map and benchmark good practices in local migrant integration strategies to clearly illustrate the wealth of effective approaches that can shape future interventions.
  3. Identify specific local needs and barriers to the development of certain integrating services.
  4. Implement a capacity building programme on how to promote migrants’ participation in the design of integration policies.
  5. Produce policy recommendations to make migration policies and initiatives better future proofed.
  6. Test, monitor and consolidate six new migrant integration services locally.

Work plan

EPIC-UP Work Plan

Previous EPIC project

EPIC-UP will capitalise on the know-how generated by the previous EPIC project. The European Platform of Integrating Cities (EPIC) was a 3-year project funded by the AMIF programme that also worked to improve the integration of migrants at local level, by developing 8 pilot projects to test new integration services.

Read more about EPIC here.

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