ELIAMEP has launched a new research project LOMIGRAS: "Mainstreaming and Monitoring Immigrants Integration in Local Goverment in Greece". It investigates the local goverment's involvement in the process of migrants' integration and the extent to which it promotes, or conversely hinders their integration. The purpose of the project LOMIGRAS is two fold:
(a) to investigate the local goverment's involment in the process of migrants' integration and the extent to which it promotes, or conversely hinders their integration, and
(b) to develop a usable interactive tool to monitor and assess the effects of local goverment in promoting migrant integration. The starting assumption of this research is that local goverment institutions have a profound role in promoting, or conversely hindering, immigrants' integration, regardless of whether they explicity assigned competences in this area.
The research program is implemented in 2015-2016, and it has a 12-month duration. It is funded by the "Diversity, inequalities and social inclusion" program of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 operated by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of Greece.