Integration is a cross-cutting and multi-sectorial issue which pertains to policy areas that address economic, social, legal, cultural, and civic spheres and impacts all aspects of migrants’ lives and their communities. As a process of mutual adaptation between host societies and migrants, integration references respect for a core set of values that unites migrants and receiving communities under a common purpose.-
Integration is essential to all stakeholders, both the migrants and the receiving society, including authorities at the local, regional and national levels, providing economic and cultural benefits while ensuring communal security and stability.
In the UK, there is a growing need for integration support and community cohesion due to expanded resettlement, increased migrant numbers and reductions in support services. IOM UK has been using its experience in integration to advance the socioeconomic wellbeing and resiliency of migrants and UK society through a two-way integration process, promoting thriving, multicultural communities.