The Cities Network for Integration (CNI)
Description: The Cities Network for Integration (CNI) was launched in January 2018 between the Municipality of Athens and the Municipality of Thessaloniki through a memorandum of understanding for a common framework for cooperation. Aiming at promoting social integration of migrants and refugees at local and national level inspires its members to exchange and plan coordinated activities and interventions. At the initiative of Athens, since April 2020, the CNI is supported by IOM Greece and UNHCR Greece on the basis of a trilateral cooperation with the City of Athens. Based on the priorities set by the participating Municipalities, the two international organizations provide the necessary technical means to develop mechanisms and procedures that promote initiatives with long-term benefits for both host societies and refugee/ migrant populations. As a result, today, the Network consists of 18 Municipalities. (Description taken by the CNI website)
Category/Topic: Community Development, Entrepreneurship and Business, Other
Target Audience: Member Municipalities: Athens, Thessaloniki, Chania, Delta, Heraklion, Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Kalamaria, Karditsa, Katerini, Larissa, Livadeia, Neapoli – Sykies, Nea Filadelfeia / Nea Chalkidona, Piraeus, Tilos, Trikala, Tripoli, Agios Dimitrios. Migrants and Refugees interested in entering the Greek labour market and being socially and economically integrated.
Impact: In the link below best practices, projects and initiatives can be found by municipality, category or year since January 2018. https://www.cnigreece.gr/en/best-practices/