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Immigrant Integration – A new vision for adapting to labor-market and demographic changes, to conceptualizing and communicating shared values

The Integration Futures Working Group, an initiative of MPI Europe, has brought together senior integration policymakers and experts, civil-society representatives, and private-sector leaders to explore new ways of thinking about and addressing integration-related challenges—from adapting to labor-market and demographic changes, to conceptualizing and communicating shared values. The most promising approaches, highlighted in this infographic, are discussed in more detail in the report, Breaking New Ground: Ten Ideas to Revamp Integration Policy in Europe.

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