Includ-EU training: Access to Housing as a Key Factor of Social Inclusion

IOM Slovenia continued the series of a capacity-building trainings in the framework of the Includ-EU project with a training on housing inclusion. The online training was held on 5 April 2023, and implemented by Dr. Eleonora Milazzo, EPC-Egmont Joint Research Fellow and IOM Consultant.


In the introductory part, Dr Eleonora Milazzo outlined policy framework of housing inclusion, while Lea Pignar from the Government Office for Support and Integration of Migrants presented current challenges of housing inclusion in Slovenia. The training introduced innovative pilot project developed in the framework of Includ-EU project: Giuditta Giunti and Giulia Boldrini from Anci Toscana (National Association of Italian Municipalities – Tuscany) presented the collaborative and inclusive approach to housing inclusion/social housing for migrants in Tuscany. The last part of the training was dedicated to presentation of guidelines on promoting more inclusive housing.


Participants of the training agreed that while housing inclusion is a crucial aspect of social inclusion, it is challenging to overcome challenges in the housing market, which are further exacerbated by lack of affordable housing options and lack of support measures for migrants. Comprehensive integration support measures should address the aspect of housing inclusion, whereby also strengthen enabling environment for migrant inclusion.


The training was organized in the framework of the Includ-EU project, implemented by IOM and funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of the European Union (DG HOME).

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