The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Integration of Migrants in Europe (IntoME), established in September 2020 within the Tuscia University (DISTU Department), is an international study and research platform for the analysis of migration processes, with a special focus on integration matters across the EU.
Italian and foreign academics and high-level experts with a strong competence on immigration, asylum, inclusion and integration studies are involved in the initiatives of the Centre in order to promote excellence in research and teaching activities.
IntoME is connected to the Academy of Law and Migration (ADiM), created in 2018 as a result of the Project of Excellence (2018-2022) awarded to the DISTU Department by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR). With some 400 academic members, from both Italian and foreign universities, and around 20 institutional partners, from Europe and North Africa, ADiM has quickly become the leading scientific network on EU migration law and policy in Italy and a key reference point for practitioners in the field.
IntoME is committed to establish connections with other Jean Monnet modules and centres working on issues of common interest by inviting their staff members to take part in IntoME activities, while actively engaging in other JM projects. In addition, it benefits from the involvement of Tuscia University in the Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED) and, in particular, in its Sub-network on Migration.
IntoME intends to reach out to a wide and diverse audience, including university students, millennials and early-stage researchers, educating European youth on the importance of integration of third-country nationals into the social and economic fabric of both national communities and the European society. IntoME is a space of analysis and discussion, open to both civil society and policymakers, in order to identify problems, share best practices and recommend suitable solutions for improving the migrant integration within the EU policy framework.