Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion 2021-2027
In November 2020, the European Commission (EC) published, after a round of open consultations, an Action plan on Integration and Inclusion. While this document is non-binding, it sets up a lot of mechanisms for the now-current policy period 2021-2027. It is more comprehensive than the previous EC strategy on integration as it includes not only migrants but also EU citizens with a migrant background. It also takes into account the different stages of the integration process and provides different methods for every stage. In the file, we provide you with here, you can find all the important parts of this document highlighted, especially all the mentions of ‘mentoring’ as a helpful tool.
Find the action plan on integration and inclusion here...
Social Rights Pillar
The European Pillar of Social Rights is one of the documents issued by the European Union in its pursuit of ensuring the fundamental rights of all of its inhabitants. This booklet may seem small but it is extremely relevant as a Union-wide Action Plan based on it, is currently being made. Its specific importance for mentoring programs and networks come in several potential ways (note the highlighted parts in the document).
To find out more on our position regarding the above-mentioned Action Plan on the Pillar of Social Rights, please see the position our Advocacy Commission shared with the European Commission in the open consultations period.
Find the European Pillar of Social Rights document here...
Our Feedback to the Commission in the open consultations
"The achievements of mentors with their mentees have been outstanding. Despite the requirements
for physical separation, thousands of mentors from all over Europe stayed connected to their
mentees with the help of online tools. All people in need should know that we, mentoring
practitioners and mentors, stay behind them when they feel lonely, scared and isolated. All of this
brings Europe’s youth at least one step closer to a higher quality of education, training and life-long
learning that improves social inclusion and counteracts social seclusion."
On the 27th of November 2020, the Advocacy Commission of the ECEBM sent a letter to the European Commission on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. This letter aimed at bringing the focus to how mentoring has helped the European community to cope with various hardships and challenges.
Read the complete letter to the commission here...