Integration policies: Who benefits? The development and use of indicators in integration debates

Maastricht University has become a partner of the project “Integration policies: Who benefits? The development and use of indicators in integration debates” (MIPEX 2015) co-funded by the European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals. The main objectives of the project are: to identify and measure integration outcomes, integration policies, and other contextual factors that can impact policy effectiveness; to describe the real and potential beneficiaries of policies in seven key areas, namely employment, education, political participation, access to nationality, family reunification, long-term residence, and anti-discrimination; and to collect and analyze high-quality evaluations of integration policy effectiveness. Özge Bilgili, researcher at Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/ UNU-Merit and Center for International Affairs in Barcelona is the evaluation researcher for this project where she is responsible of analyzing impact evaluation research on integration policies and programs in 14 EU countries as well as traditional immigration countries of the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The outputs of the research will inform key policy actors about how to improve integration governance and policy effectiveness on the one hand, and contribute to the growing literature on policy evaluation with a specific focus on migrant integration on the other hand. For more information about the MIPEX project, please visit http://www.mipex.eu.