A year ago, MPG published a package of briefing papers designed to help policymakers and stakeholders to respond to the European Commission's November 2011 Green Paper on the EU Family Reunion Directive 2003/86/EC. The package has now been updated with a revised paper entitled Confronting Stereotypes, Confronting Policies, which takes into account the most recent data on family reunion.
MPG and partners have launched a new 18-month project, funded by the European Fund for the Integration of Third-country Nationals. It focuses on diversity in political parties’ programmes, organisation and representation. It builds on MPG’s previous work with political parties. In particular, MPG’s benchmarking tool on diversity within political parties will serve as the indicators framework in this new project.
The Immigrant Citizens Survey, which asks immigrants to assess their aspirations and needs for integration and then evaluate how effective policies are in meeting them, features in the latest edition of the King Baudouin Foundation's newsletter.
The French Embassy in the US has given a small grant to MIPEX partners France Terre d'Asile and Immigration Policy Center to update the MIPEX data for France and the US in order to compare 2012 results.
In the Concept Note for its Expert Conference on Integration of Immigrants, the Cyprus EU Presidency refers to the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) as a non-binding system to monitor policies.
The European Web Site on Integration, co-managed by MPG, has published today the third issue of its Special feature serie, which deals with access to nationality for third-country nationals.
The Centre for European Studies, which works as the think-tank of the European People's Party, has based its latest policy brief on migrants' participation in the political process on MPG's work with political parties.
The European Web Site on Integration (EWSI) Dossier on immigrant self-employment and migrant entrepreneurship, authored by MPG, was tabled at the last meeting of the European Integration Forum on ‘the contribution of migrants to economic growth in the EU’.