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MPG is 20 years old!

As MPG celebrates its 20th anniversary, read our new Biennial Report covering the years 2013 and 2014.

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#MIPEX2015 final event

On 30 June, watch the event live and participate in the discussions on Twitter with the #MIPEX2015 hashtag

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A new tool for local governments

The Assessment Tool helps local governments make an inventory of local policies and practices in support of migrant entrepreneurship

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A New Management Team for MPG

Isabelle Chopin, Director of the Anti-discrimination programme and Thomas Huddleston, Director of the Migration and Integration programme.

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MPG Director Jan Niessen retires

MPG would like to thank its retiring director, Jan Niessen, for all of his work founding and leading the organisation since 1995.

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Enhancing the Economic Potential of Diversity

Our new management standards for local governments in promoting migrant entrepreneurship and integration

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Equality Law Network contract awarded

European Commission awards contract for the European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination to the consortium of MPG, Utrecht University (UU) and Human European Consultancy (HEC)

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The Dynamics between Integration Policies and Outcomes

A new literature review on the links between integration policies, the integration situation of immigrants and a wide range of individual and contextual factors

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European good practices on non-discrimination in education

A new MPG report for the Romanian National Council for Combating Discrimination

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Understanding the link between integration policies & public opinion

Read our new literature review

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Combining diversity and procurement

A new paper making the case for using purchasing power to promote the economic integration of immigrants.

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National Integration Evaluation Mechanism

A new project on measuring and improving integration of beneficiaries of international protection

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Country reports on discrimination

What does YOUR country do to fight discrimination?

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SIRIUS Final Conference Report

Learn more about the results of SIRIUS, the network on migrant education policies

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A brand new website for the European NGO Platform on Asylum and Migration

EPAM is the meeting-place of European NGOs seeking to contribute to the development of asylum and migration policy in the EU.

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Using public procurement to fight discrimination and to promote equality

A new guide on diversity and equality clauses in public contractsfor local authorities (FR only)

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Ethnic Origin and Disability Data Collection in Europe

A new report on how to better measure inequality in order to combat discrimination

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European Anti-discrimination Law Review

Issue 19 the bi-annual European Anti-Discrimination Law Review is now online

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Press Release: Migrant education policies across Europe

Why migrant education is “the most important issue facing European education over the next decade"

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Full citizenship is within reach

A new project which aims to show how ‘citizenship campaigns’ can stimulate the political participation of immigrants as citizens

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Storymap on Immigrant Citizenship Campaigns

Presenting the work of multi-stakeholder campaigns in Europe that aim to inform and encourage thousands of ‪immigrants‬ to become citizens, register to vote, participate in politics and turn out for elections

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Diversity in political parties

Final report of the Diversity in Political Parties’ Programmes, Organisation and Representation (DIVPOL) project

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Developing Anti-discrimination Law in Europe

See how the 28 EU Member States, the FYROM, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey compare

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Turkey: A Migrant Integration Policy Index assessment

See how Turkey compares to more than other 30 countries on integration policies

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DELI project launched

MPG and the Council of Europe launch a project to support immigrant entrepreneurs and increase diversity in procurement

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EU structural funds and Roma

How are EU equality and non-discrimination standards implemented in the structural funds, with respect to Roma?

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Reasonable accommodation beyond disability in Europe?

Can reasonable accommodation be extended to other grounds of discrimination beyond disability in the EU?

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MPG Deputy Director on the implementation of EU anti-discrimination directives

What is the role of civil society in monitoring the implementation of EU anti-discrimination directives?

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MPG's 2013 year at a glance

Review MPG's 2013 year with our fully interactive timeline

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Our Work in Use

EU Agency CEDEFOP looks into guidance for immigrants to close employment and education gaps

The EU’s CEDEFOP Agency in Thessaloniki, Greece has recently published a study on delivering labour market integration guidance to immigrants, using MIPEX as a reference guide. In its introduction about why study guidance for immigrants, CEDEFOP recommends that “The strategy adopted by national states for the resident immigrant population should combat labour market mismatch, youth disengagement from education and training, and adopt an inclusive strategy that considers the needs of groups and of subgroups at greater risk, particularly women children, the unemployed and those with low qualifications. A publication from the European Commission (2013) highlights that the education and labour market outcomes for nationals and immigrants are still substantially different. Generally, immigrants have lower employment levels, suffer from greater youth disengagement from education (especially among the children of the less qualified) and are at greater risk of poverty and social exclusion.”

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EU begins more regular in-depth analysis of migrant integration indicators

Eurostat, the EU ‘s Statistical Office, has begun to regularly publish detailed reports on the annual migrant integration indicators (also known as the EU’ s ‘Zaragoza’ Indicators). The publication is a detailed ‘Statistics Explained’ report and includes key charts and raw data and as well as references to relevant studies, including MIPEX and the OECD.

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Our Work in Context

What the disenfranchisement of immigrants means for the far right’s chances in the 2015 national elections

EUObserver – an EU news source –  ran today an overview of 2015’s upcoming national elections and the potential challenge posed by far-right and anti-immigrant parties to mainstream parties. They suggest that anti-establishment parties have at least nine chances

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Events and Speaking Engagements


Immigrant Citizenship Campaigns (summary)

CITI-sThis is an 8 month pilot project founded by the Open Society Institute for Europe (OSIFE). It will lay the foundation for citizenship campaigns to be implemented in up to 10 European countries in order to promote naturalization and political mobilization of migrants as citizens.

Unlike in traditional countries of immigration such as Canada and the US, most immigrants in Europe do not naturalize and consequently cannot participate in elections. Whereas voter registration and turnout can be an issue, it is striking how little attention has been paid to the fact that most immigrants in Europe are absent in the political landscape simply because they are not citizens. Being barred from voting on the national, regional and European level therefore leaves a considerable part of the European population disenfranchised and hence with little opportunities to influence political decision-making. Furthermore, policy makers do not have to consider them as an important interest group that needs to be consulted and taken seriously.

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Equality Data Initiative (summary)

graphs_for-sliderReliable data is needed to ensure equality and actively fight discrimination. Data does this by measuring inequalities and allowing the development of positive solutions to inequality such as targeted social policies. Data also allows us monitor whether these measures work.

The Equality Data Initiative (EDI), initiated by the Open Society European Policy Institute, and implemented in collaboration with the Migration Policy Group and the European Network Against Racism, aims to develop research on, and increase awareness of, the need for data regarding specific minority groups in the European Union (EU). Its ultimate goal is to enhance the measurability of (in)equality for groups at risk of discrimination. The EDI has six components including consultation with established experts, comparative policy-oriented research resulting in a report (see below), identification of, and consultation with, national stakeholders, national and EU targeted advocacy, and strategic litigation.

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