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Storymap on Immigrant Citizenship Campaigns

Presenting the work of multi-stakeholder campaigns in Europe that aim to inform and encourage thousands of ‪immigrants‬ to become citizens, register to vote, participate in politics and turn out for elections

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Diversity in political parties

Final report of the Diversity in Political Parties’ Programmes, Organisation and Representation (DIVPOL) project

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Developing Anti-discrimination Law in Europe

See how the 28 EU Member States, the FYROM, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey compare

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Turkey: A Migrant Integration Policy Index assessment

See how Turkey compares to more than other 30 countries on integration policies

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Equality Data Initiative

Pushing for reliable data to ensure equality and actively fight discrimination of specific minority groups in the EU

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DELI project launched

MPG and the Council of Europe launch a project to support immigrant entrepreneurs and increase diversity in procurement

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EU structural funds and Roma

How are EU equality and non-discrimination standards implemented in the structural funds, with respect to Roma?

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Reasonable accommodation beyond disability in Europe?

Can reasonable accommodation be extended to other grounds of discrimination beyond disability in the EU?

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MPG Deputy Director on the implementation of EU anti-discrimination directives

What is the role of civil society in monitoring the implementation of EU anti-discrimination directives?

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Equality Law: What Kind of Equality?

Audio recordings from the Legal Seminar 2013 - housing, positive action, disability and updates on CJEU case-law

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MPG's 2013 year at a glance

Review MPG's 2013 year with our fully interactive timeline

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EU Agency CEDEFOP looks into guidance for immigrants to close employment and education gaps

The EU’s CEDEFOP Agency in Thessaloniki, Greece has recently published a study on delivering labour market integration guidance to immigrants, using MIPEX as a reference guide. In its introduction about why study guidance for immigrants, CEDEFOP recommends that “The strategy adopted by national states for the resident immigrant population should combat labour market mismatch, youth disengagement from education and training, and adopt an inclusive strategy that considers the needs of groups and of subgroups at greater risk, particularly women children, the unemployed and those with low qualifications. A publication from the European Commission (2013) highlights that the education and labour market outcomes for nationals and immigrants are still substantially different. Generally, immigrants have lower employment levels, suffer from greater youth disengagement from education (especially among the children of the less qualified) and are at greater risk of poverty and social exclusion.”

“The same study suggests that if the current gap between the national and immigrant population is closed, substantial progress will be made towards the EU 2020 targets. In countries with large shares of immigrants, such as Belgium Germany, Greece, Italy and the Netherlands, the contribution of the immigrant share can reach 50% on employment, early leaving and poverty risk targets”

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EU begins more regular in-depth analysis of migrant integration indicators

Eurostat, the EU ‘s Statistical Office, has begun to regularly publish detailed reports on the annual migrant integration indicators (also known as the EU’ s ‘Zaragoza’ Indicators). The publication is a detailed ‘Statistics Explained’ report and includes key charts and raw data and as well as references to relevant studies, including MIPEX and the OECD.

This information on Labour market migrant integration indicators are the first in a planned

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Belgians start to see correlation between naturalisation and integration

MPG ‘s recent research on naturalisation policies and outcomes has been prominently used in the 2013 Annual Migration Report of Belgium’ s new Federal Centre for the analysis of migration flows, the protection of fundamental rights of foreigners and the fight against human trafficking. Citing the MIPEX and MPG ‘s recent project with EUDO-Citizenship (known as ACIT), the report tries to analyse the impact of the 2012 Nationality restriction on the integration of immigrants. The report endorses the use of the ACIT indicators to evaluate the impact of the new law and cites Huddleston and Vink’ s ACIT paper showing the strong positive correlation between integration and naturalisation policies across Europe. The report summarises MIPEX assessment

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Our Work in Context

MPG partner digs deeper into discriminatory effects of Spanish naturalisation laws

Building on the ACIT (http://eudo-citizenship.eu/about/acit) project, MPG ‘s Spanish partner CIDOB (link) will conduct focus groups and in-depth interviews to analyse the discriminatory effect of Spain’ s different naturalisation procedures for immigrants coming from countries with historical ties to Spain (largely Spanish-speaking countries) and for immigrants coming from the rest of the world. The different legal procedures and the administrative difficulties for immigrants from the rest of

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HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS

Immigrant Citizenship Campaigns (summary)

CITI-sThis is an 8 month pilot project founded by the Open Society Institute for Europe (OSIFE). It will lay the foundation for citizenship campaigns to be implemented in up to 10 European countries in order to promote naturalization and political mobilization of migrants as citizens.

Unlike in traditional countries of immigration such as Canada and the US, most immigrants in Europe do not naturalize and consequently cannot participate in elections. Whereas voter registration and turnout can be an issue, it is striking how little attention has been paid to the fact that most immigrants in Europe are absent in the political landscape simply because they are not citizens. Being barred from voting on the national, regional and European level therefore leaves a considerable part of the European population disenfranchised and hence with little opportunities to influence political decision-making. Furthermore, policy makers do not have to consider them as an important interest group that needs to be consulted and taken seriously.

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Equality Data Initiative (summary)

graphs_for-sliderReliable data is needed to ensure equality and actively fight discrimination. Data does this by measuring inequalities and allowing the development of positive solutions to inequality such as targeted social policies. Data also allows us monitor whether these measures work.

The Equality Data Initiative (EDI), initiated by the Open Society European Policy Institute, and implemented in collaboration with the Migration Policy Group and the European Network Against Racism, aims to develop research on, and increase awareness of, the need for data regarding specific minority groups in the European Union (EU). Its ultimate goal is to enhance the measurability of (in)equality for groups at risk of discrimination. The EDI has six components including consultation with established experts, comparative policy-oriented research resulting in a report (see below), identification of, and consultation with, national stakeholders, national and EU targeted advocacy, and strategic litigation.

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