MIPEX - 2015

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The project “Integration policies: Who benefits? The development and use of indicators in integration debates” (MIPEX 2015) is leaded by the CIDOB, and the Migration Policy Group (MPG). The project aims to inform and engage key policy actors about how to use indicators to improve integration governance and policy effectiveness

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.

- To 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 beneficiarie. 

- 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. In this case, national debates will be organised, expecting 50-100 participants, where participants will have the opportunity to discuss whether and how policies lead to the desired outcomes for different beneficiaries. 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.

The project, started in November 2013 and that will finish in April 2015, is co-funded by the European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals.


Co-funded by the European Union




The project will conduct a complete review of integration outcomes, policies, and beneficiaries in the 28 EU Member States. In addition, the project aims to include other countries, Norway, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan, and major OECD countries of immigration, such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the US (at the costs of partners in these countries).


 Beratungszentrum für Migranten and Migrantinnen


 GERME, Free University of Brussels (ULB)




 Institute for migration and ethnic studies



 Czech Republic

 Multicultural Centre Prague


 Institute of Baltic Studies


 Institute of Migration


 France Terre d'Asile


 Boell Foundation


 Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy - ELIAMEP


 ICCR Budapest Foundation


 Immigrant Council of Ireland




 Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS


 Lithuanian Social Research Centre


 Association de Soutien aux Travailleurs Immigrés (ASTI)


 The People for Change Foundation


 Maastricht University


 Institute of Public Affairs


 Centre for Geographical Studies, University of Lisbon


 Soros Foundation Romania - OSI


 Institute for Public Affairs


 Peace Institute


 Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)


 Swedish Red Cross



Direction of the project:


Elena Sánchez-Montijano, Research Fellow of CIDOB

 Jan Niessen, Director of Migration Policy Group (MPG) 

 If you need additional information or have any questions, please contact: 

 Francesc Fàbregues , Projects Manager CIDOB


MIPEX III (2011):

Noticia (30.03.2011): Anna Terrón, Secretaria de Estado de Inmigración y Emigación, preside la presentación del MIPEX III en Madrid

 > Publicación: Migrant Integration Policy Index III

> MIPEX en la red



información relacionada:


 > Noticia CIDOB (20-21.05.2008): Los países de la Unión Europea deben fortalecer las políticas de integración de los inmigrantes
En el marco del seminario “Política de Inmigración en Europa. Retos actuales”, Bilbao, 20 y 21 de mayo de 2008, Gemma Pinyol, coordinadora del Programa Migraciones de la Fundación CIDOB, presentó el Índice MIPEX 

 > Actividad CIDOB (17.01.2008): Inmigración y políticas de integración en España

 > Notícia CIDOB (15.10.2007): Índice 2007. Las políticas de integración en la UE, a examen