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.

Funds and philanthropic tools

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Philanthropists support projects of the non-profit organisation Team4Job, which pursues equal opportunities in accessing gainful employment through mentoring.

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…

Fund Friends of Duo for a Job

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.

Stories

More than a roof over your head

Housing Migration, Integration & Inclusion

In late 2019 Zinab, from Syria, moved with her children into a home in Boechout. A good reason for a festive diner.

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

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