On 9 December 2018, the European Commission (DG Migration and Home Affairs) and the OECD (International Migration Division) released the report "Settling In 2018: Indicators of Immigrant Integration". This second edition (after the first one in 2015) provides a comprehensive international comparison of integration outcomes of immigrants and their children.
The report monitors 74 indicators in the areas of skills and labour; living conditions; civic engagement and social integration in all EU and OECD countries, as well as in selected non-OECD G20 countries. It therefore provides policy makers with benchmarks so that they can relate results in their own country with those of other countries and identify good practices. This should help countries to design better policies for a more effective integration of migrants and their children, to the benefit of both receiving societies and migrants themselves.
In 2010, the EU Member States adopted, under the Spanish Presidency, Common indicators to monitor the integration of third-country nationals in four areas: employment, education, social inclusion and active citizenship. Therefore, a specific chapter of the "Settling In 2018" report is devoted to the situation of third-country nationals in the European Union and can be used for the monitoring of the so called 'Zaragoza' indicators.
As regards third-country nationals in the EU, the report identifies both progress and remaining challenges. Some of the key findings include:
The report also includes two specific chapters on young people with an immigrant background (including native-born with foreign-born parents) and a chapter on gender differences.
The underlying statistical data can be downloaded directly by using the dynamic link below each table and figure in the publication.