Tools for positive change
Issued on 11/04/2012
Migration Policy Group Activities Report 2011
This report on our activities during 2011 summarises our efforts and results in our three programmatic fields of migration, diversity and equality.
In 2011 MPG successfully continued to implement its three programmes, finalising various projects and starting new ones.
MPG’s Migration programme provides a reliable stream of information through monthly news and policy updates in the Migration News Sheet. It has delivered a new portal on behalf of the European Commission to facilitate migrants’ access to practical information on the migration processes in all 27 EU Member States and has gathered information on migration policies from expert sources as well as from migrants themselves in order to inform policy-making based on solid evidence and real experiences.
MPG’s Integration and Diversity programme expanded the use of indicators and benchmarking methodology. The MIPEX exercise used 148 indicators encompassing a broad range of factors affecting the integration of migrants in society. The tools assessing diversity in the operations of political parties and the corporate sector utilise benchmarks and examples to provide users with a platform for self-assessment in diversity mainstreaming. Information is collected and published on portals and interactive websites that is comparable, and practical for immigrants and those working in the field of integration. This is then turned into reflection and analysis for policy actors, offering comparative data from seven to 33 countries. Surveying, involving migrants and consulting with immigrant associations ensures that the immigrant perspective provides a balance between the policy level and what is happening in practice.
MPG’s Anti-discrimination and Equality programme delivered a prolific output of capacity building materials and activities in 2011. A series of trainings offered a broad European-level overview as well as specific materials adapted to local realities in 32 countries. It continued with its long-running monitoring of the implementation of anti-discrimination law in 30 countries, as well as providing comparative analyses and examination of thematic areas. With this history of collecting information from across Europe, MPG is well-positioned to provide analysis on the mainstreaming of equality and non-discrimination in the EU’s Structural Funds and make recommendations for the programme.
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