International launch of the results of the Immigrant Citizens Survey
09/05/2012 Brussels, Belgium
The Migration Policy Group and the King Baudouin Foundation will present the results of the Immigrant Citizens Survey at an international launch in Brussels on 9 May
The Immigrant Citizens Survey asks immigrants to assess their aspirations and needs for integration and then evaluate how effective policies are in meeting them. The pilot covers 15 cities in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.
Successive launches will take place in each of the seven countries during May and June.
About the survey
This pilot survey builds on past work surveying immigrants, bringing together the most experienced national partners, following best practice, and providing new data in many areas of integration policy.
It will launch the results in partnership with a national integration NGO, so that advocacy and policymaking organisations can better use the results of polling and consultation among immigrants.
The timing of this project is strategic for the emerging EU agenda on capturing immigrant perceptions and designing common reference indicators to evaluate integration policy.
As a result of this pilot, the voice of immigrants will be made large and representative enough to affect the formulation of integration (and immigration) policies in Europe.
This evidence base aims to:
This project is managed by the King Baudouin Foundation and MPG, and co-funded by the European Commission, Oak Foundation, Gulbenkian Foundation and King Baudouin Foundation.
To learn more about the project, please click here.