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Policy Brief

Population on the Move

New Insights on Migration and Integration Policies in Europe

Key Messages

  • Restrictive immigration policies are ineffective in reducing migration inflows.
  • Efficient migration policies include quotas that attract foreigners with specific 
skills and knowledge, as well as support for the social inclusion of migrants and 
their families.
  • Policies should promote transnational contacts and opportunities for civic 
engagement to encourage target migrants.
  • Specific educational measures are needed, not only as an instrument for the in- 
clusion of children of immigrants, but also for the promotion of social cohesion.

 

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