Economic integration of migrants and reducing gaps in access to rights

DELI, co-funded by the Council of Europe and the European Integration Fund, fosters more efficient local policies in support of migrant-owned SMEs and migrant entrepreneurship as part of wider diversity and inclusion policies.

The project is based on a partnership network of 10 cities, working towards systemic change in the economic integration of migrants and reducing gaps in access to rights.



DELI Assessment Tool

26 JUNE 2015

The DELI online assessment tool aims to assist local governments to make an inventory of local policies and practices in support of migrant entrepreneurship and to measure performance against a set of Management Standards.

The assessment provides detailed information on the strength and weaknesses of local policies and practices in response to challenges and opportunities for migrant entrepreneurship. It also gives an indication of the assessors’ evaluation of the cities’ progress in several policy areas. It covers the five areas as outlined by the Management Standards, namely:

1. Promoting policies that link migrant entrepreneurship and social integration
2. Supporting migrant entrepreneurs in developing their entrepreneurial skills
3. Facilitating the inclusion of migrant entrepreneurs in mainstream networks
4. Promoting equal access to finance for all entrepreneurs
5. Using the purchasing (procurement) power of local governments to achieve social and integration goals.

Click here to access the tool

The project aims to:

  • Support the development of local partnership platforms with a view to engaging local public and private actors in supporting migrant entrepreneurship at local level;
  • Facilitate access of migrant-owned SMEs to public and private procurement;
  • Develop quality management standards and assessment tools for local governments supporting the design and implementation of economic policies consistent with the principles of equal treatment, integration and diversity management.

Partner cities (click on the map)

DELI is part of the living together in diversity action strand of the Council of Europe and builds upon the knowledge base developed in the framework of the joint CoE/EU programme Intercultural Cities, as well as the projects INTI-Cities, DIVE and Supplier Diversity - developed by Migration Policy Group. Both the Council of Europe and Migration Policy Group share the responsibilities of the overall coordination and implementation of the project. 

DELI final publication

other publication

Round tables


Lilia Kolombet
CoE Project Manager
+33 390 21 53 85
+32 22 35 05 05 (Brussels)

Daria Cherepanova
CoE Project assistant
+33 390 21 58 99

Jan Niessen
Migration Policy Group
+32 2 230 59 30

Alex Kirchberger
Migration Policy Group

Beth Ginsburg
Migration Policy Group

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