Case Study #23: Setting up Migrant Resource Centres to Ensure the Provision of Services
Thematic Area: Social Inclusion
Key Words: Mainstreaming migration, multi-level, multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder approach, diaspora engagement
This case study provides another example of how municipalities can set up and run local Migrant Resource Centres (MRC) based on good practices from the Philippines. MRCs offer a one-stop service centre to address the social, legal, economic, and training needs of migrants, and their families left behind in a bid to maximise the positive and minimise the negative effects of migration. These MRCs not only enhance service provision through a multi-stakeholder and coordinated effort among all key stakeholders, they also serve to support processes to mainstream migration into local development planning.