Successful collaboration begins with a shared language, hence the need for a glossary. This joint effort of contributors from several teams ensures, on the one hand, terminological and conceptual coherence across not only our theoretical approaches, but also the qualitative case studies and quantitative research conducted in OPPORTUNITIES. On the other hand, our glossary facilitates communication between the academic side of the project and the fieldwork conducted by NGOs, uniting our teams working from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Mauritania, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and Senegal.

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Inclusion is a societal approach that values and appreciates diversity by seeking to create “equal rights and opportunities” for every individual, independent of their national, cultural, ethnic, or religious background (ECRI 2021, n. p.). To achieve this aim, citizens, governments, and local authorities have to work together to create “conditions which enable the full and active participation of every member of society” (ECRI 2021, n. p.). An inclusive society is the prerequisite for successful integration of migrants in destination countries.

⇢ see also: Diversity, IntegrationWelcome culture

References and further reading:

European Commission against Racism and Intolerance. 2021. Integration and Inclusion. URL:

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