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

    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...

  • "Building Inclusive Societies"

    "Building Inclusive Societies"

    23-24 June 2015

    Brussels, Committee of the Regions

    Organised by the Council of Europe, the final conference will highlight the results from DELI and C4I projects

  • DELI 2nd coordination meeting

    DELI 2nd coordination meeting

    11-12 December 2014

    Vienna, Austria

    The aim of the DELI second partnership meeting was to review mid-term achievements of the project and to share the lessons learnt from the 2014 activities.  The meeting assessed the fulfilment of...

  • Second Diversity and Economy Round table in Getxo

    Second Diversity and Economy Round table in Getxo

    25 February 2015

    Getxo, Spain

    The Round Table participants met to discuss the results of the assessment conducted by the municipality among different local stakeholders to map and understand existing gaps and challenges in...

  • First Diversity and Economy Round Table

    First Diversity and Economy Round Table

    2 October 2014

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    On  2 October 2014, the first Diversity and Economy Round Table took place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In the heart of the city, around 25 participants gathered to discuss the topic of 'hidden'...

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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