Grenoble Alpes Métropole


According to OFII figures, in 2022, 1,098 newly arrived migrants signed their CIR in Grenoble Alpes Métropole, including 334 beneficiaries of international protection (refugees and subsidiary protection).  Women account for 52% of new arrivals, often from family immigration. In fact, family immigration accounts for 51% of CIRs signed in Metropolitan France in 2022, and 61% of these people are women. By contrast, 52% of BPIs are men. Women, children and the elderly are also in the majority among temporary protection beneficiaries. There is also a difference in origin: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Guinea, Congo (DRC) and Syria are among the BPI’s main nationalities, while new arrivals come mainly from Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.  In other words, there are around 1,000 new arrivals every year, including some 400 refugees.

Welcoming and integrating newly arrived migrants is a great challenge for Grenoble Alpes Métropole, especially with the arrival of women (some coming from prostitution networks), younger and less educated migrants. Specific actions are geared towards women in a large array of areas: health, employment and sports. Specific educational and housing programs are aimed at young people under 26, especially those with no income.

The Metropole signed a territorial multi-thematic and multi-stakeholders contract for the reception and integration of newly arrived migrants (CTAI) (2019-2023; 300 000€/year). Note that this system is supplemented by a professional integration component, with the Metropole being the winner of a call for proposals by the Ministry of Labor (2020-2023, 3M€): Refugees IncluSion employment INtegrated program in Grenoble-Alpes Métropole .The Metropole is currently evaluating those programs after 3 years of implementation with the aim of updating a new strategy in 2024. In the framework of UNITES project, the Metropole is working on the integration of refugees in Grenoble Alpes Metropole through the launch of a local permanent participatory panel of refugees (the AGORA, Grenoble-Alpes Métropole Academy for Refugee Participation) and has funded an advisability study on the creation of a “Home of Hospitality” for the exiled population of Grenoble. 

Grenoble Alpes Métropole plans to implement a long-term strategy of migrant involvement through the use of the MUST-A-Lab co-design methodology (Policy Lab) that we wish to irrigate in our current policies at all levels and with Grenoble Alpes Métropole’s local partners. Thanks to MUST-A-Lab, Grenoble – Alpes Métropole will work to ensure a better response to the needs of migrants (and more specifically to those benefiting from international or temporary protection) in Grenoble Alpes Métropole, starting with the co-design of a Home of Hospitality.

The project will serve to involve stakeholders who implement and think local policies of integration together with new stakeholders who have not previously been involved in the development of the city’s integration strategy, refugees and other newly arrived migrants.

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