The National Integration Evaluation Mechanism
NIEM is a six-year long project that measures refugee integration policies in 14 EU Member States and establishes a framework for evidence-based policy-making.
Biggest civil society-led project the European Commission has funded under AMIF and the only transnational AMIF project on integration.
The NIEM tool was designed by MPG based on its expertise with indicators and piloted with UNHCR from 2010 to 2013.
Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants
People in Need
France Terre d’Asile
Menedék Hungarian Association for Migrants
Fondazione Iniziative e Studi Sulla Multietnicità (ISMU)
Diversity Development Group
IPA Institute for Public Affairs
University of Coimbra
Center for Public Innovation
CIDOB – Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
Multi Kulti Collective
Being the largest European integration project ever led by civil society, the European Commission and Polish government are supporting MPG and partners to monitor refugee integration from 2016 to 2021.
The European Commission entrusted this project to key refugee-supporting organisations, leading think-tanks and universities in the integration field and MPG is one of them.
- Regular comparative reports on refugee integration policies written by MPG based on the contribution of partner organisations.
- Development of integration indicators (adapted from the MPG/UNHCR pilot IET Refugee Integration Evaluation Tool).
- The European benchmark for refugee integration: A comparative analysis of the National Integration Evaluation Mechanism in 14 EU countries – First evaluation report 2020
- The European benchmark for refugee integration: A comparative analysis of the National Integration Evaluation Mechanism in 14 EU countries – Baseline report 2019
- Lost in transition? The European standards behind refugee integration
- New asylum recast may undermine the EU’s greatest impact on refugee integration