What is the Immigration Platform

Integrate, promote and disseminate

The Platform on Policies for the Reception and Integration of Immigrants (Imigration Platform), launched on November 21, 2006, aims to be an example of joint action by Civil Society partners (Foundations, Employers’ Associations, members of the Economic and Social Council and Religious Confessions ) with direct or indirect intervention in the reception and integration of migrants in Portugal.


It is intended to demonstrate that organized Civil Society, much more than the sum of its parts, can be the key to success and to facilitating the integration of differences and the promotion of a more tolerant society that values human rights.

Recognizing the relevance of the action of local authorities in the dynamics of reception and integration, the Immigration Platform challenged 13 Municipal Councils where the immigrant population has a high presence, associating themselves, since the beginning, with its principles and objectives.

The High Commissioner for Immigration and Ethnic Minorities integrates the Immigration Platform as an observer.

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