What's new in MIPEX?

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) in partnership with the Migration Policy Group (MPG) is working on the project “Integration policies: Who benefits? The development and use of indicators in integration debates“. The project builds on and expands the Migrant Integration Policy Index. It will inform and engage key policy actors about how to use indicators to improve integration governance and policy effectiveness. To that end, the project will identify and measure integration outcomes, integration policies, and other contextual factors that can impact policy effectiveness; describe the real and potential beneficiaries of policies; and collect and analyse high-quality evaluations of integration policy effects.

The key research outputs will be an interactive website building on the successful MIPEX website and an E-book presenting all the data through easy-to-use country profiles, analysis, and databases. This data will be calculated separately for every country and for each of the seven policy areas. In order to deliver these outputs, the MIPEX team will:
  • Update policies - the project will provide detailed and comparable accounts of the most recent policy changes, building on the baseline data gathered in the MIPEX research. A new strand on health will be added in partnership with the COST/ADAPT research network and the International Organisation for Migration. 
  • Collect and analyse statistical information on policy outcomes, context, and beneficiaries.
  • Identify and analyse evaluations of policy effects in at least 10 Member States. 
  • Publish and disseminate the results - press campaign will be organised in all 28 EU Member States and in-depth policy debates in at least 12. At the final event in Brussels, the results of the research, evaluations and national debates will be presented, aiming to link national with European debates and the Stockholm Programme with the Europe 2020 strategy.