Migration, Integration & Inclusion
Encouraging dialogue on issues of migration and improving the socio-economic situation of migrant women.
Belgium is becoming a hyper-diverse society. Almost as many women as men migrate to Belgium, but female migrants who arrive within the context of (official) asylum procedures or through family reunification constitute a particularly vulnerable group. Isolation, administrative dependence on a spouse and low levels of employment are just some of the many difficulties they may face. The King Baudouin Foundation is striving to improve the socio-economic position of women of migrant origin by supporting organisations that implement innovative neighbourhood initiatives.
- we provide support for initiatives that encourage the integration and employment of migrant women
- we gather information in a barometer of data relating to gender-based integration and employment
- and we support a project, led by Egmont (the Royal Institute for International Relations) in partnership with the European Policy Centre, which aims to stimulate thinking among stakeholders about the challenges relating to immigration in Belgium within a wider European context.
Migration, Integration & Inclusion is part of the programme Social justice & poverty
We also conduct work in the field of European migration as part of our Europe programme.
Le Petit Vélo Jaune
Additional support programmes at home for 4 families (3h/week per year), with a caring, volunteer team-member, to help parents get things under control again.
Repair of apartments for refugees, provision of free rent, energy, water, heating and the Internet, with support from the mayor and Solvay volunteers.
RED/Laboratoire pédagogique asbl : La Petite Ecole
Support for children to enable them to overcome behavioural and cognitive difficulties linked to their migratory past and motivate them to continue in normal schooling.
Publications & data
Mentoring practices in Europe and North America. Strategies for improving immigrants’ employment outcomes
Citizens with African roots: a portrait of Belgo-Congolese, Belgo-Rwandans and Belgo-Burundians
Funds and philanthropic tools
Interface3 (Friends of Fund)
Philanthropists support projects of Interface3, a Brussels-based training centre for women seeking employment.
Duo for a Job (Friends of Fund)
Philanthropists support projects of Duo For A Job, which brings young people with foreign backgrounds into contact with experienced senior citizens on the labour market.
Focus on a positive approach to migration among young people. In particular, by supporting projects that encourage the integration of youngsters into society, helping them to dev…