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August MIPEX Citations

The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) is a unique tool which measures integration policies in 56 countries across 8 policy areas. It provides up-to-date, comprehensive research data and analysis on which to base policies, proposals for change and projects.

“Labour migration of third-country nationals to Lithuania: recent trends and social policy responses”

This paper, by Rūta Brazienė, Dmytro Mamaiev and Suat Aksu, published in Tiltai, discusses recent immigration trends and integration policies in Lithuania. The research results reveal that Lithuania lacks an effective migrant integration policy.  Lithuania’s MIPEX score is lower than the global average, and together with Latvia it is one of the lowest in Central and East European countries. Lithuania’s approach to integration is classified by MIPEX as equality on paper. While immigrants enjoy basic rights and protection in Lithuania, they do not enjoy equal opportunities to participate in society.

“Building Responsive Education Systems Toward Multiple Disruptions in Refugee Education: Turkey and Germany as Cases”

Refugee students’ education is disrupted by multiple spatial and temporal transitions – no matter where they come from, where they go, and what cause their forced migration. This chapter by Abdullah Atmacasoy, Hanife Akar and Ingrid Gogolin, published in ‘Education for Refugees and Forced (Im)Migrants Across Time and Context’, examines post-migration education opportunities for urban refugee students in Germany and Turkey. It draws on, amongst others, MIPEX data to discusses the readiness and responsiveness of Turkish and German education systems.

“Integration policies and migrants’ labour market outcomes: a local perspective based on different regional configurations in the EU”

This study, by David De Coninck & Giacomo Solano published in Comparative Migration Studies, uses integration policy data from MIPEX and new regional (NUTS-2) data from Eurostat, coupled with multivariate analyses, to investigate how national-level integration policies are related to the employment rate gap between migrants and country nationals, and how this relationship varies depending on the local context.

About the Migration Policy Group (MPG)

MPG is an independent think-and-do-tank based in Brussels. MPG’s purpose is rooted in its ability to inspire networks to provide evidence-based projects, research and campaigns in the areas of integration, migration and anti-discrimination.