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.

Our activities

  • 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.


Stadt Rheinberg

Solvay Apartments in Rheinberg, Germany, for the care of Ukrainian refugees.

Repair of apartments for refugees, provision of free rent, energy, water, heating and the Internet, with support from the mayor and Solvay volunteers.

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.

Mijorija (Fund)

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…


Promoting critical thinking and self-expression

Migration, Integration & Inclusion

"The women are encouraged to develop a critical view of the world around them and to play an active role in society."
Stéphanie Demeestère
ADIF Infor-Femmes

Les Cuistots Solidaires, helping refugees and winning hearts

Migration, Integration & Inclusion

"We provide food aid and a little humanity to extremely vulnerable people."
Claudio Guthmann
Founder of the citizens’ group Les Cuistots Solidaires

The search for somewhere to live: yes, but not alone!

Migration, Integration & Inclusion Housing

This photo was taken before the COVID-19 crisis. "The ‘sliding tenancy’ reassures owners and increases the opportunities for vulnerable people to find somewhere to live."
Amancay Egas Torres
Collectif de Femmes