The project I3 Indicators on Immigrant Integration is a project co-funded by the INTI Programme “Integration of third-country nationals” (DG of Justice, Freedom and Security of the EC) implemented by a transnational network involving the participation of immigrant monitoring centres, state agencies, universities, NGOs, local and regional governments of six community countries – Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands and Portugal. The project is leaded by the General Directorate for Immigrant Integration of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Spain.
The project’s aim is to contribute to the building of a common system of indicators to measure immigrant integration in Europe, providing the input of states, countries and affected groups: immigrants (and women in particular within this group) as well as the host population. To sum up, the aim is to contribute to development of a shared assessment system, starting with the identification and selection of indicators.
Priority has been given to the identification of sensible and valid indicators to permanently describe and measure integration of third-country nationals in EU countries, in spheres such as the labour market, education and language skills, housing and health.
To achieve the aim described above, the project has used an accumulative work methodology, which was differential and complementary at the same time. Progressive advancement has been achieved in the identification of indicators of each one of the countries taking part, and then specific actions have been performed to recover the input of cities and of the affected groups (immigrants and host societies) and finally, all of these contributions were collected in a single report. More specifically, the work for the discussion and definition of integration indicators has involved five work phases:
Research on the vision of States: Identification of indicators in each country and development of national reports.
Research on the vision of the affected group (migrants and local population): Development of workshops with immigrants and local populationClick edit button to change this text.
Research on the vision of cities: Identification of Good Practices in Berlin and Barcelona.
Information exchange and joint analysis via work online and the holding of three meetings in The Hague, Berlin and Madrid.
Production of a final proposal for European Immigrant Integration Indicators and a recommendations’ guide.
Title I3 Indicators on Immigrant Integration
Country Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands and Portugal
Donor European Commission – Directorate General of Justice, Freedom and Security
Budget Line INTI Programme “Integration of third-country nationals“
Sectors migration, research
- Dirección General de Integración de Inmigrantes del Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales (leading agency, ES)
- Ministry for Refugees, Immigration and Integration Affairs (DK)
- Alto Comissariado para a Imigração e Minorias Etnicas (PT)
- Behandlungszentrum für Folteropfer – bzfo (DE)
- Research & Documentation Centre (WODC) Ministry of Justice (NL). The Institute for Social and Cultural Policy Analysis (SCP) was later added as a cooperating agency.
- Asociación Socio-Cultural IBN Batuta (ES)
- Cruz Roja Española (Spanish Red Cross) (ES)
- Universidad Pablo de Olavide (ES)
- Ayuntamiento de Barcelona (ES)
Overall project value EUR 477.909
Proportion carried out by punto.sud 7% (EUR 30.750)
% of donor’s funding 80%
Dates (start/end) July 05 – September 06
- Estimated number of beneficiary reached: 900