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Promoting the democratic participation of migrant diasporas

Diasporas play a more prominent role in today’s politics than in the past, PACE's Migration Committee has said, and the members of diasporas can build bridges between States and help to promote democracy both in their countries of residence and in their countries of origin.

Following the proposals of rapporteur Andrea Rigoni (Italy, ADLE), the committee called on the governments of European countries to play a key role in engaging diasporas in decision-making policies, and to develop collaboration between governmental institutions in drafting diaspora-oriented programmes to ensure economic, social and cultural development.