The Urban Partnership on the Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees

Submitted by Mr. Camille Saadé on

In 2016, under the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU, the ‘Urban Agenda for the EU’ was launched to give European cities a greater say in shaping EU legislation, funding, and instruments for knowledge exchange. The initiative brought together cities, Member States and EU policymakers around 12 priority areas key to cities’ future—each area covered by a dedicated Partnership.

Migration Partnership Facility

Submitted by Mr. Camille Saadé on

The Migration Partnership Facility (MPF) is a European Union (EU)-funded initiative supporting the external dimension of EU migration policy. Launched in January 2016, the MPF supports dialogue and cooperation on migration and mobility between EU Member States and priority partner countries outside the EU.  

The MPF, currently in its fourth phase, operates mainly through grants aligned with priorities outlined in its Calls for Proposals. MPF grants cover two main thematic areas:

Open Society Emergency Response to COVID-19

The Open Society Foundations committed USD $133.7 million to combat devastation in the wake of coronavirus, prioritizing funding through public-private partnerships to support city governments in both response and recovery.5 A substantial portion of the funding was for urban immigrant and undocumented families, low-wage workers, domestic workers, caregivers, and those in the informal and gig economies who are at greatest risk from the pandemic, including direct, one-time emergency relief payments to up to 20,000 immigrant families in New York City.

Mr. Camille Saadé

INMI Trabajos

Submitted by Mr. Camille Saadé on

Web platform that facilitates the search, communication and hiring process., for migrant integration and employment; digital matching of migrant workers to employers

Integreat: The Digital Integration Platform

Submitted by Mr. Camille Saadé on

Integreat is a digital platform that provides all relevant information in several languages at the municipal level to newly arrived migrants and refugees. While you as a city or district fill the information app with local content, Integreat takes care of the technology in the background. The concept is convincing: Integreat is already being used in integration work in every sixth municipality in Germany.

Their digital solution is intended to support the integration process and also serve as a basis for further activities and measures in this environment.


Submitted by Mr. Camille Saadé on

Techfugees is an impact driven global organisation nurturing a sustainable ecosystem of tech solutions supporting the inclusion of displaced people.

Techfugees exists to empower displaced persons whilst supporting tech innovations designed by, with and for them.

SWADES (Skilled Workers Arrival Database for Employment Support)

Submitted by Mr. Camille Saadé on

The Government of India launched an initiative SWADES (Skilled Workers Arrival Database for Employment Support) to conduct skill mapping of the returning citizens under the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM). SWADES was a joint initiative of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of External Affairs which aimed to create a database of returning citizens based on their skill sets and experience.

IME Pay (Nepal)

Submitted by Mr. Camille Saadé on

IME Pay links services including remittances, bank account, mobile wallet, bill payments and insurance. The free, fast way to receive remittance money from 200+ countries & send across Nepal. 


Subscribe to UAE 2020