In their work with migrants, civil society organisations can help to create spaces of trust and better understanding of the needs and features of migrant populations.
In addition, their work is equally essential for local populations, as it contributes to creating bridges for cultural, religious and social exchange, while promoting a balanced narrative and guaranteeing the fulfilment of human rights in the urban territory.
MC2CM addresses this issue by firstly engaging cities in a process of mapping of their local migration contexts through the City Migration Profile method, hence fostering the creation of a city stakeholder group.
In this context, this sub-regional peer-to-peer meeting aims to identify the necessary mechanisms and practices to consolidate multi-level governance models that integrate civil society in an appropriate way to promote social cohesion and combat non-evidence-based discourse on migration.
This meeting will be an opportunity to bring together and engage representatives of civil society organizations to ensure that their voices are heard and taken into account when setting up coordination mechanisms at the local level.