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1 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid Integrating immigrants: New approaches and Innovatives Programmes. The case of the Region of Madrid Kayamba Tshitshi Ndouba Director of Studies, EPIC Regional Ministry of Immigration and development Cooperation Region of Madrid Budapest, 27 july, 2011 Exchange of Best Practice on Integration Reformed Mission Centre

2 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid 1.The socio-demographic profile of immigration in the Region of Madrid. 2.Strategic planning for immigrants’ integration policies in the Region of Madrid: A quick review - A four-year Immigrants´integration Plan ( ) - Philosophy of inmigrants’ integration in the Region of Madrid - The economical investment for the inmigrants’ integration 3. Innovative programs of the Region of Madrid 3.1- Participation and cultural integration of immigrants in the CM: The Centers for Participation and Integration of Immigrants (CEPI) 3.2- Action for civic integration of immigrants: KNOW YOUR LAWS Initiative 3.3- Building capacity and professionals academic training in Migration within the fields of development cooperation.

3 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid Percentage of foreign population and spanish in Madrid.

4 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid. The socio-demographic profile of immigration in the Region of Madrid

5 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid. The socio-demographic profile of immigration in the Region of Madrid

6 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid The socio-demographic profile of immigration in the Region of Madrid.

7 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid Majority nationalities in the Region of Madrid and its proportion of the total foreign population.

8 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid In the last decade, The Region of Madrid has been carrying out active policies in the field/ area of reception and integration of inmmigrants. The current Plan, will be implemented for four years ( ) is the third one made in the Region. Our Region has pioneered in the planning of policies and programs for the integration of immigrants in Spain. Those programs have been replicated by many other regions. The last one has been accomplished in the period Strategic planning for immigrants’ integration policies in the Region of Madrid: A quick review

9 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid This Integration Plan includes policies that will allow the region: -To exploit better the high demographic, economic and cultural potential of immigration. -It aims to canalize the vitality and dynamism of people mostly ambitious young men, who come to Madrid pushed by an "immigration project" that often involves the effort and willingness to change, together with the empowerment of family networks, both have very positive effects throughout society. 2.Strategic planning for immigrants’ integration policies in the Region of Madrid: A quick review

10 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid This plan elaborates 11 policy areas: Welcome and Reception Social Services Employment and Vocational Training Housing Education Health Communication-Awareness Work for pacific coexistence Participation and Culture Women, Family and Youth Migration and Development 2.Strategic planning for immigrants’ integration policies in the Region of Madrid: A quick review

11 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid The economical investment for the inmigrants’ integration (2009/2012): TOTAL PLAN: EUROS With: 230 Intervention measures 2.Strategic planning for immigrants’ integration policies in the Region of Madrid: A quick review

12 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid Some Innovative programs of the Region of Madrid 3.1- Participation and cultural integration of immigrants in the CM: The Centers for Participation and Integration of Immigrants (CEPI) 3.2- Action for civic integration of immigrants: KNOW YOUR LAWS Initiative 3.3- Building capacity and professionals academic training in Migration within the fields of development cooperation: The EPIC Programme 3. Innovative programs of the Region of Madrid

13 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid 3.1 Participation and cultural integration of immigrants in the Region of Madrid: The Centers for Participation and Integration of Immigrants (CEPI) The Centers for Participation and Integration of Immigrants (CEPI) are framed in the participative and identificational / azonosulási dimension of the integration process: formation of feelings of belonging and identity in relation to the immigration society. The feeling of belonging to the host society is very important in the integration process. Without this feelings, immigrants are defined, or define themselves as a foreign body. This has to do with the frequency and intensity of social relations with both groups in a variety of social spaces 3. Innovative programs of the Region of Madrid

14 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid The model of cultural integration of the Region of Madrid, is seeking to break with the idea of homogeneity, respecting differences, promoting dialogue, mutual contact and exchange of cultural habits. For this, the Centers for Participation and Integration of Immigrants (CEPI) are: -Public resources with direct access. - They aim to be an open meeting space between native and immigrant population. - They promote cultural exchanges between different nationalities living together in the region of Madrid. - They acting as driving forces of relationships, thus contributing to the coexistence. To achieve those aims, the centers promote a responsible participation of immigrants. In this sense, they are consireded as agent of their integration in the frame of freedom and democratic values. 3. Innovative programs of the Region of Madrid

15 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid During the year 2007, 186,000 users have been attended. Currently the Region of Madrid is carrying out 17 Centers. 1 African- Hispanic Center 2 Hispanic - Ecuadorian Center 1 Moroccan - Hispanic Center 1 Bolivia Hispanic Center 1 Paraguay- Hispanic Center 1 Bulgarian- Hispanic Center 1 Peru - Hispanic Center 1 Central American- Hispanic Center 2 Romanian- Hispanic center 2 Colombian- Hispanic Center 1 Ukrainian- Hispanic Center 1 Dominican- Hispanic Center 3. Innovative programs of the Region of Madrid

16 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid Main axes/interest of the actions at the PARTICIPATION AND INTEGRATION CENTER OF IMMIGRANTS (CEPI) Information, dissemination and knowledge of reality. Awareness Training Participation and mediation 3. Innovative programs of the Region of Madrid

17 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid 3.2 Action for civic integration of immigrants: KNOW YOUR LAWS Initiative “Know and respect the rules for living together in freedom" Know your laws is an initiative promoted by the Ministry of Immigration and Cooperation (Ministry of Labour&Immigration / State Secretary of Immigration and Emigration). It allows to inform immigrants of the Region of Madrid on the basic principles of spanish law and legal system. It aims to promote the integration of immigrant population by giving, in a didactic (educative) way, key aspects of the spanish legal system and institutional levels. Those courses programme are led/run by professional lawyers who voluntarily cooperate in the project. They are in the staff of prestigious law offices like Garrigues, Cuatrocasas, Uria Menendez or Pedrajas. 3. Innovative programs of the Region of Madrid

18 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid The program is carried out at the 17 centers of integration and participation (CEPIS). The above courses are about : - Political and administrative organization as well as the Spanish institutional system. - It prioritizes the constitutional law mainly in the part of the fundamental rights and citizens’ obligations, - This program is based on the belief that understanding and respect for the norms of the host society is the main basis on which we have to build a pacific coexistence. - More than an obligation to know the laws, the program is a response to demands made by immigrants themselves, because they are primarily interested in living and working legally protected to avoid any situation of helplessness or legal uncertainty. 3. Innovative programs of the Region of Madrid

19 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid 3.3 Building capacity and academic education of professionals of Migration and development cooperation fields EPIC PROGRAMME The Region of Madrid created, in 2008, is the first Immigration School in Spain. The School of Professionals of Immigration and Developpement Cooperation is an innovative programme led by the regional governement. It aims to promote the integration of immigrants by giving a high quality training, awareness, participation and research to those profesionals who are working in the field of immigration and developement cooperation. 3. Innovative programs of the Region of Madrid

20 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid The regional government has approved a budget of 1,298,221 euros to achieve this initiative. The School provides a theoretical and practical training for the immigrants integration. The School programme provides also tools and action methods to resolve specific situations, and develop awareness strategies. The School promotes researches in the field of Development Cooperation and Migration, in coordination with the Regional Immigration Observatory Center. 3. Innovative programs of the Region of Madrid

21 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid The fundamental mission of the School is to train and support those working with immigrant integration and development cooperation by offering a wide range of educational services to individuals, organizations and institutions involved in this work. The educational model proposed by the EPIC is an outline of training modules that can be completed in whole or independently. Programme The EPIC has 2 educational programmes: BASIC TRAINING PROGRAMME: This programme provides a total of 46 courses and activities. The University of Rey Juan Carlos I is delivering the University Title of Professional of Immigration and Cooperation to those who pass all the courses included in the Basic Training Program, equivalent to 600 hours and having made a practice of 60 hours 3. Innovative programs of the Region of Madrid

22 Escuela de Profesionales de Inmigración y Cooperación de la Comunidad de Madrid MASTER PROGRAMME IN INTEGRATION AND DEVELOPEMENT COOPERATION AND CODEVELOPEMENT The Master of the EPIC is carried out with the cooperation of the Rey Juan Carlos University. It takes place over 12 months and has a workload of 600 hours. The studies plan covers an common area of training and two specializations areas to be choosen: Specialization in Integration (300h) Specialization in development cooperation and codevelopment (300h) 3. Innovative programs of the Region of Madrid


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