Indicators of Immigrant Integration: A Pilot Study
[20/06/2011] [EU-wide] [Statistics] [English]
Posted by : Integration Expert
Authors : EUROSTAT - European Commission
The issue of how best to integrate migrants is a central policy challenge throughout Europe and is one of the priority concerns of the EU.
The Zaragoza Declaration, adopted in April 2010 by EU Ministers responsible for immigrant integration issues, and approved at the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 3-4 June 2010, called upon the Commission to undertake a pilot study to examine proposals for common integration indicators and to report on the availability and quality of the data from agreed harmonised sources necessary for the calculation of these indicators.
This report has been prepared by Eurostat within the frame of the Zaragoza pilot study on common integration indicators. The report includes calculations for each Member State of the proposed common indicators of migrant integration based on data currently available from the European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), Eurostat's migration statistics as well as the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). The indicators apply to four policy areas: employment, education, social inclusion and active citizenship.
The report consists of methodological notes, a synthetic description of the results and a tabular part with calculations of indicators. To maximise the added value of the indicators, the information for different target populations has been provided for broad groups of country of birth and citizenship, different age groups and gender.
The Zaragoza pilot study is included as one of the actions in the Work Programme and Road Map for the Development of Migration Statistics adopted in 2010 by the heads of the National Statistical Institutes at the European Statistical System Committee.
Source : European Commission