PROJECT NUMBER: 1332301
What is a Workable Immigrant Integration Policy and How Can It be Measured?
25-26/Apr/2013 • Maastricht
The seminar is primarily aimed at public officials from national, regional and local authorities of the EU Member States and candidate countries, officials from EU institutions and international organisations, as well as policy-makers, practitioners and researchers.
The issue of how best to integrate immigrants is a central policy challenge across Europe and OECD countries; following the economic crisis it is also one of the utmost concerns of national governments. The seminar will take a comparative and multi-dimensional approach to the socio-economic integration of immigrants and their children. It will also examine what and how to measure and communicate the results in a meaningful way so as to better support the monitoring of immigrants’ situation and design new integration policies and targets. With one of the objectives of integration policy being to develop societies in which newcomers feel welcome, as outlined in the Stockholm Programme, policy-makers should thus expect to see successful stories according to which they can rate their own levels of achievement.
Benchmarking is not an easy process. If it is carried out incorrectly, it will also lead to misleading conclusions. Thus, it is crucial to identify appropriate and telling indicators where immigrant integration is linked with the EU headline targets and flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020, and in particular those on employment, education, social inclusion and active citizenship.
This seminar will be based on a mixture of presentations, case studies and practical sessions. It will stimulate active participation as well as the sharing of experiences and dilemmas faced when implementing integration policies. Background documentation will also be provided in an online/e-Learning set up. Speakers will include MPG, ICMPD staff, practitioners, and officials from the OECD.
This training will contribute to:
• reporting on the availability and quality of comparative data from agreed harmonised sources, necessary for the calculation of these indicators;
• demonstrating the value of using and comparing indicators for policy-making;
• mainstreaming integration indicators into the EU, national targets and priorities of Europe 2020 and enforcing better coordination among ministries;
• promoting the exchange of experiences of and feedback from practitioners on assessing the impact of immigrant integration policies.
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Welcome of participants and introduction to the seminar
Ms Katerina-Marina Kyrieri, Lecturer, EIPA, Maastricht (NL)
THEME 1: SETTING A COMMON MONITORING SYSTEM – FACTORS AND ANALYSIS FOR INDICATORS
The EU framework on migrant integration: where do we stand and where are we going?
Methodological notes for better policy-making
How national governments have used indicators in debates and policy-making across Europe?
THEME 2: MEASURING THE POLICY IMPACT
Case studies: The Netherlands, Austria and Germany
Rob Bijl and David Reichel
Panel discussion on using and analysing indicators to improve national policies
Speakers and participants
Dinner at a local restaurant
Friday, 26 April 2013
THEME 3: THE VALUE OF USING INDICATORS FOR POLICY-MAKING
Mainstreaming immigrant integration into targets within the EU2020
Thomas Huddleston, Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Group, Brussels (BE)
Results of the analysis across context within the EU27: employment, education, social inclusion and active citizenship indicators
How immigrants and their children are integrating into OECD countries? A comparative approach
Cécile Thoreau, Administrator, International Migration Division, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris, (FR)
Evaluation of the seminar
Lunch and end of the seminar
The programme will commence on Thursday at 09.00 and will finish on Friday at 13.30 followed by lunch.
The course will take place in the Blue Conference Room (0.18) of the European Institute of Public Administration, O.L. Vrouweplein 22, NL-6211 HE Maastricht, tel.: +31 43 3296222, fax: +31 43 3296296.
The course will be conducted in English.
The participation fee is €900 and includes documentation, two lunches, one dinner and refreshments. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration. EIPA offers its members a reduction of 10% of the registration fee. For details, please click here.
The European Institute of Public Administration has special price arrangements with a number of hotels selected by us. All hotels are within 10 minutes walking distance from EIPA.Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel on checking out.
At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field, the EIPA project number:1332301
• Bastion Hotel
• Townhouse Hotel
• Hotel Mabi
• Hotel Derlon
Lunches and dinner will be served at a restaurant in town. Should you require a special menu (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic), please inform the Programme Organiser so that this can be arranged.
Deadline: 10 April 2013
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Prior payment is a condition for participation. Please indicate the method of payment on the registration form. For cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins, we will have to charge an administration fee of € 150 unless a replacement participant is found.
EIPA reserves the right to cancel the seminar up to 2 weeks before the starting date. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, hotel, etc.).For EIPA's cancellation policy, please visit our website.