Engaging with migrants

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Co-financed by the European Fund for the Integration of Third Country Nationals

5. Engaging with migrants

5.1 Introduction

People who migrate to your local authority area are an important part of the local community.  It is important to find out what they need, what their skills and interests are, and encourage people to contribute to decisions which impact on them and their community.

Successful integration requires good and effective communication links to be established with migrants as early as possible.  In some areas of Scotland these links may already be well established, for example, in larger urban areas. However, in other areas, networks may be a bit more fragile.  It is also important be aware that some networks and migrant associations may be more inclusive, and representative of different subsets of the migrant population than others. This section looks at different ways of promoting effective engagement with migrants.