Launch of Immigrant Citizens Survey
The Immigrant Citizens Survey, investigating how immigrants experience integration in 15 European cities was launched today in Brussels. With the King Baudoin Foundation and our partners, we set out to test whether integration policies matched the hopes and needs of immigrants across Europe. Carried out in 15 different cities in 7 different countries, the ICS points to areas where immigrant voices and perspectives have been missing from the debate about integration policy.
Almost 7, 500 legally resident immigrants were surveyed in
Each section tackled a different area of integration
The ICS survey brought together scientific partners, national civil society actors and aims to
1. Increase knowledge of immigrants' needs, experiences, and aspirations- and of policy impacts.
2. Assist policy actors in creating more effective integration policies and addressing the other factors that influence the integration process.
3. Demonstrate the value of surveying immigrants for informing policies and public discourse.