Country Handbooks on Access to Citizenship and its Impact on Immigrant Integration
[25/06/2013] [EU-Weit] [Forschungsarbeit] [Mehrsprachig]
Beitrag von : Integration Expert
Autoren : European University Institute, Migration Policy Group, University College Dublin, University of Edinburgh and Maastricht University
The project ‘Access to Citizenship and its Impact on Immigrant Integration (ACIT)’ funded by the European Fund for the Integration of Non-EU Immigrants provides a new evidence base for comparing different elements of citizenship in Europe.
The five consortium partners (the European University Institute, the Migration Policy Group, University College Dublin, University of Edinburgh and Maastricht University) have developed four sets of citizenship indicators on citizenship laws, their implementation, shares of citizenship acquisition among the foreign-born and naturalisation’s impact on integration for all 27 EU Member States, accession candidates (Croatia, Iceland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey) and European Economic Area countries (Norway, Switzerland).
The outcomes of this research were presented to politicians, civil servants, members of civil society andacademics in ten EU Member States (Austria, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom) in order to use this information to improve their policies and practices. Citizenship stakeholders were asked to share their insights about which factors influence naturalisation rates, on the impact of citizenship on integration, on past and future policy changes and on the political environment for citizenship reform. These ‘national roundtables’ were a key element of this research as the national stakeholders had the opportunity to interpret the results and give meaning to the numbers.
The Migration Policy Group produced this handbook based on the results from the citizenship indicators and the responses of national stakeholders at the national roundtable. It provides a snapshot of how the vast amount of data of this project can be used for national policy debates. All citizenship stakeholders, be they policymakers, academics, non-governmental organisations or others, can go online and create their own graphs, dig into the data and use this information for presentations, debates or publications. All the results are accessible through an interactive online tool and comparative reports at http://eudo-citizenship.eu/about/acit
Source : Migration Policy Group