On June 18th the final event of Research Project UPSTREAM was hosted by our project partners MPI, in Brussels. In several panels the results of the research project and its policy implications were discussed, amongst the research partners and policy makers from the local, national and EU level.
The risk of policy dilution, with immigration integration priorities disappearing from the agenda all together, was raised. Therefor the need for political leadership to effectively coordinate mainstreamed policies, and the need for data to assess these services were highlighted.
During the event the final report "Into the mainstream: Rethinking Public Services for Diverse and Mobile Populations" was also published. Download report here.