Measuring and improving integration of beneficiaries of international protection

  • Projekta norises laiks: 01.10.2015. - 30.09.2021.
  • Projekta izmaksas: 6 647 938 EUR
  • Finansētājs: The Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF)
  • Kontaktpersonas: Agnese Lāce

This project aims to create an integration evaluation mechanism that could be used for improving integration policies and practices for refugees and beneficiaries of international protection at the national level in the respective project countries (Bulgaria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom).

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Main activities:

- a managing/coordinating institution working in each of the project countries,
- data collection by trained experts from the government, academia and NGOs,
- data analysis by trained researchers and evaluators,
- updated online database/registry – tool for framework already developed,
- involvement of beneficiaries of international protection,
- dissemination of results and exchange of experience among partner countries.

Expected results:

The results of the project will clarify what type of integration policies are most relevant and needed for societal outcomes and immigrant beneficiaries, especially vulnerable groups such as refugees and asylum seekers. Considering that the participating States will represent various regions of Europe (with similarities in terms of refugee population and adopted policy solutions), it is believed that the results could be of interest to stakeholders in other EU Member States. The policy transfer to other, non-participating States, will certainly be made easier as the action will propose, test and refine a set of integration indicators that could be applied in other countries.

Type and number of outputs:

- Each partner organization will organize two national events after each evaluation stage (app. 20 to 50 participants per each event depending on the chosen concept of the meeting – conference, seminar or round-table discussion).
- The Institute of Public Affairs (leader) will organize a European event after each evaluation stage (app. 100 participants x 2 events).
- Each partner organization will organize app. three coalition meetings per a year (app. 10 - 25 participants per each meeting) involving representatives of partner organizations, public institutions, academia, NGOs, migrant organizations and beneficiaries themselves to update the policies, legal framework and plan advocacy strategies.
- Establish and maintain contacts with journalists, which will result in app. 5 media outputs per year in each country.
- Prepare 15 national progress reports (appearing twice - at the end of 2018 and 2020) to be posted online (in full) and published (as a summary).
- Prepare a country chapter of the baseline report (beginning of 2017) to be posted online and published.

Project updates and activities will be posted on: www.forintegration.eu.

Partners:

- Leading partner: The Institute of Public Affairs (Poland)
Partners:
- The Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants; Association Multi Kulti Collective (Bulgaria)
- People in Need (Czech Republic)
- France Terre d'Asile (France)
- Berlin Institute for Empirical Research on Integration and Migration,
Humboldt University (Germany)
- Menedék - Hungarian Association for Migrants (Hungary)
- Diversity Development Group (Lithuania)
- Maastricht University (the Netherlands)
- Ministry of the Interior and Administration; Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy; Institute of Social Prevention and Resocialisation, the University of Warsaw (Poland)
- Centro de Estudos Sociais, University of Coimbra (Portugal)
- The Foundation for an Open Society (Romania)
- Peace Institute (Slovenia)
- CIDOB (Spain)
- Malmö University (Sweden)
- COMPAS (The United Kingdom)

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