Mainstreaming migrants' needs into the policy responses to COVID19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionally affected migrant communities - in terms of employment, exposure to health risks and education - with major setbacks for integration outcomes. Has the policy response of Member States and the EU been sensitive to the needs and vulnerabilities of migrant communities? Do government mainstream these specific needs in their emergency measures and crisis policies (labour market, health, education etc), to ensure equal access to the support provided? Have targeted integration programmes been maintained during the crisis, are there new openings for innovative virtual solutions? Is there a role for the crisis response coordinated at EU-level in making sure that migrants' specific needs and vulnerabilities are addressed in fighting the pandemic's impact and in the upcoming post-crisis economic and social recovery?

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