IntoME 2023 – 2026

The IntoME project

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.

In the period 2023-2026, IntoME carries out a new project, which focuses on three main topics:

1) Protected entry procedures (PEPs)

2) Innovative reception and integration schemes in the EU

3) The potential of new technologies for migrants’ integration

Protected entry procedures (PEPs)

The goal is to generate in-depth knowledge and public awareness about legal pathways and their potential. Research activities focus on the various types of PEPs and their implementation, both in the EU and in the rest of the Global North. A specific attention is devoted to:

  • the creation of a regulatory framework for humanitarian access to the EU, including the Union resettlement framework (COM/2016/0468), visa programmes and community sponsorship;
  • the legal and contextual feasibility of offshore processing of asylum claims, as a way to contribute to a safer and more orderly, human-rights-compliant migration management.

Innovative reception and integration schemes in the EU

The goal is to analyse approaches to the reception and integration of third-country nationals (TCNs) in the EU and compare them with other models established in non- European systems, assessing, specifically, the value of private sponsorship in fast-tracking TCNs’ access to social, economic, and cultural rights at the local level. Particular attention is dedicated to:

  • paths for refugees and international students;
  • local strategies for the first reception of persons with temporary protection permit;
  • active integration strategies for TCNs, EU citizens with a migratory background and “second generations”.

The potential of new technologies for migrants’ integration

The goal is to evaluate how the use of new technologies and big data can improve the overall quality of asylum and migration policy, specifically analysing:

  • the potential of technology in reducing bureaucratic obstacles and accelerating/simplifying procedures that entitle asylum seekers and migrants to rights and services;
  • the risks/bias involved in the digitalisation of asylum and border procedures;
  • the pros and cons, as well as the feasibility, of “evidence-based” migration policies, e. EU or domestic policies based on analysis of big data, flow prediction, labour matching platforms, resettlement planning, impact assessment.


  • Summer Training School on “Protected Entry Procedures: Past, present and possible future scenarios” (Viterbo, July 2024)
  • Doctoral Colloquium on “What future for migration and asylum policy in the EU? The challenges of AI” (Lampedusa, October 2024)
  • Workshop on “Algorithmic Fairness in Asylum & Border Procedures” (Brussels, May 2025)
  • Summer Training School on “Integration policies in Europe: Testing community sponsorship and competing models” (Viterbo, July 2025)
  • Edited Volume on Protected Entry Procedures (May 2025)
  • Doctoral Colloquium on “Asylum offshore processing operations: weakness and potentials” (Lampedusa, October 2025)
  • Summer Training School on “Artificial intelligence and migration: present and future challenges” (Viterbo, July 2026)
  • Doctoral Colloquium on “Innovative reception and integration strategies beyond temporary protection: patterns and challenges ahead” (Lampedusa, October 2026)
  • Edited Volume on “The Immigration State: Time to Revisit the Dominant Paradigm?” (May 2026)

International Final Conference on “Legal Pathways, Integration and Technology: A Three Years Appraisal” (Viterbo, October 2026)