Regional Policy Briefs

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The region of Azores presents slightly favourable integration policies (63/100) spanning on its multiple areas of competence, which include health, housing, culture, labour, social security and education. TCNs population in Azores represents only 0.89 % of the total regional population, however the Region has adopted a coordinated integration strategy that comprises a variety of targeted actions for the integration of TCNs. This strategy also targets the BIP population corresponding to approximately 0.2% of the entire regional population. The region could greatly benefit from improvements in the development and in particular in the evaluation of these policies. While the region has rather well-developed mechanisms for the inclusion of different actors in the decision-making process, it devotes limited financial resources to migrant integration policies.