This project monitors and assesses the effectiveness of integration measures for three vulnerable migrant groups – women, children and victims of trafficking. The assessment aims to identify the strengths and weaknesses in the application of the Common Basic Principles on Migrant Integration when it comes to the integration of vulnerable migrant groups. In addition, it will serve to identify and initiate the exchange of good practice in the field between EU countries of different migration patterns, regimes and experiences.
The project thereby addresses a gap in the analysis and evaluation of integration measures that have in a large part adopted a generic approach. By looking at the specific vulnerabilities and integration challenges faced by migrant women, children and victims of trafficking the project will offer tailored methodology and specific indicators for monitoring the integration of these vulnerable migrants groups.
This project will be carried out in 10 EU Member States that represent Europe’s different migration patterns and experiences in dealing with migration and integration issues. The project will be realized in five "old" Member States with considerable immigrant inflows (Austria, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Spain) and in five “new” Member States with "evolving" immigration patterns and regimes (Bulgaria, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovakia). Moreover, the project will address developments at the European institution level.
The project’s objectives are:
To develop standardized methods for the monitoring of integration of vulnerable migrants, applicable across the EU;
To assess the effectiveness of integration policy and programs for vulnerable migrant groups (women, children and victims of trafficking (VOTs) in “old” and “new” Member States with 'evolving' immigration flows;
To formulate recommendations for enhancement of the integration of vulnerable migrant groups (women, children and VOTs) across the EU, including identification of good practices;
To raise awareness among national stakeholders across the EU of the need to develop vulnerability-sensitive integration processes that address the particular circumstances of vulnerable migrants related to exclusion, exploitation and trafficking.
The project activities will include:
Review of existing monitoring mechanisms for the integration of migrants and migrant vulnerable groups at EU and national level (in 10 EU member states).
Assessment of the effectiveness of integration measures for vulnerable migrant groups (women, children and VOTs) in 10 EU Member States.
Collection and exchange of best practices and development of community of practice.
Advocacy and dissemination at EU and national level of key recommendations and of the tailored methodology.
Co-funded by the European Union
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the CPS, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.