The MIEUX+ e-course: 'A Holistic Approach to the Integration of Migrants and Refugees' is a comprehensive course designed to provide a 360-degree perspective on the multifaceted dimensions surrounding the integration of migrants and refugees.

What will you learn?

At the end of the course, you will be able to understand:

  • the different dimensions of the integration of migrants and refugees;
  • the basics of the European Union Member States integration systems;
  • the key elements of the integration systems and their links to other policy fields;
  • the success factors of promising initiatives and practices related to the different dimensions of integration;
  • the essential elements to be taken into account when developing integration policies.


Representatives from key European Member States institutions provide real-life experiences illustrating course concepts. These are:

  • Barcelona City Council, Immigration and Asylum Services: The case of Barcelona City Council reception services
  • Estonia's Integration Foundation: The case of Estonia National Integration Plan   
  • Finnish Government International Recruitment Advice Service: The case of Finland's cross-governmental service for international recruitment
  • Lithuania's Refugee Reception Centre: The case of Lithuania's response to refugee crises    
  • Migrant Health in Malta: The case of the Migrant Health Liaison Office within the Primary Healthcare (PHC)
  • Österreichischer Integrationsfonds (ÖIF): 'The case of the Austrian Integration Fund providing specific integration measures for women' and 'Migrant's inclusion in Austrian society through orientation and counselling'
  • University of Luxembourg, European Migration Network: The education system as a driver of migrant children integration     
  • UNAR, National Office Against Racial Discrimination: The case of Italy's National Office against Racial Discrimination        
  • University of Zagreb, Department of Sociology: Inclusion of migrant population in the Croatian labour market  

Main features

This course comprises 18 dynamic modules, designed for completion within a 20-hour timeframe, available in both English and Spanish

This online experience integrates various learning formats, encompassing videos, quizzes, and supplemented with background reading and thought-provoking questions to facilitate self-reflection on your learning journey.

Do you want to take the course? 

Please get in touch with the MIEUX+ team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact your contact point at MIEUX+ or ICMPD.

Overall coordination for this course is by the MIgration EU eXpertise (MIEUX+) Initiative, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).

The content for each module has been prepared by academics from the University for Continuing Education Krems, Austria, and reviewed by the ICMPD Research Unit.