How does MIPEX work?
MIPEX covers seven policy areas which shape a migrant's journey to full citizenship:
- labour market access
- family reunion
- long-term residence
- political participation
- access to nationality
Best practice for each policy indicator is set at the highest European standard, drawn from Council of Europe Conventions or European Community Directives. Where these are only minimum standards, European-wide policy recommendations are used. Since policies are measured against the same standards across all Member States, MIPEX is a ‘benchmarking' tool to compare performance.
What’s the methodology?
- 148 indicators are used to gather data on migrant integration.
- the indicators are updated by 7 scientific partners and answered and peer reviewed by over 150 independent national experts in 31 countries.
- all data on laws and policies are sourced from official entities and documents.
- the data is compiled by the Migration Policy Group to become the Index
What can you do with it?
- analyse seven policy areas which shape a legally resident third-country national’s journey to full citizenship.
- examine how policies compare against the standard of equal rights and responsibilities for migrants.
- find out how your country’s policies rank compared with other countries.
- track if policies are getting better or worse over time.
- dig into real examples of how to improve policies.
- use it to design and assess new laws and proposals on an ongoing basis.
The new MIPEX data was published in 28 February 2011 in Brussels as a paper publication and is available as fully-interactive online resource at www.mipex.eu.
What’s the history of MIPEX?
The first edition of MIPEX was published in 2004 and the second edition in 2007. The MIPEX has led to:
- civil society action via assessments of proposed legislation.
- hundreds of media features in the press in every EU Member State and internationally.
- analysis in official documents of the European institutions, international organisations and global statistical studies.
- debate and endorsements at the highest level including Ministers, Presidents and Commissioners.
What’s new with the third edition?
The third edition of the MIPEX covers more countries and more policies. With new analysis over time it can identify the changing trends in Europe. The third edition adds:
- Bulgaria, Romania and the USA.
- a new policy strand on the education of migrant pupils.
- new indicators to match new EU standards on labour market integration.
- new indicators on the implementation of policies.
Who are the MIPEX partners?
The MIPEX project is led by the British Council and the Migration Policy Group.
37 national-level organisations, including think tanks, NGOs, foundations, universities, research institutes and equality bodies are affiliated with the MIPEX project alongside the British Council offices in 31 countries across Europe, Canada and the USA. The Gulbenkian Foundation is our partner institution in Portugal.
Together we collaborate to:
- analyse trends and changes in migrant integration policy over time.
- build recommendations to improve policies in all countries.
- bring migrants into the debates to explain how policy changes impact on their daily lives.
- build the capacity of policymakers, practitioners and advocates to use the MIPEX in their work.
Countries covered by MIPEX III
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA
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The MIPEX III is produced as part of the project: Outcomes for Policy Change, co-financed by the European Fund for Integration of Third-Country Nationals.