European Guide to Integration Republished

The European Commission is soon to publish an updated version of the “2004 European Guide to Integration,” listing improved practices and lessons garnered over the past few years. The Guide will be presented to European ministers during a conference in Potsdam, Germany about pathways for immigrant integration, how to deal with newly arrived refugees, and how to encourage civic participation, employment, and entrepreneurial initiative among immigrants. The first edition was published in 2004 at the Dutch suggestion that Islamophobia had seized the EU. It was also a response to American criticism of European approaches to integration that the U.S. government considers to be a security threat.