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Migration Policy Group has published new policy brief linking NIEM results to the EU Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion (2021-2027)

The brief will be presented on a Webinar on the 17th of September 2021 between 15:00 and 16:30 (CET)

In the framework of the National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM) project, Migration Policy Group has drawn up a policy brief which links the 2019 NIEM results from 14 Member States with the EU Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion (2021-2027). 

Specifically, it explores to what extent integration policies for beneficiaries of international protection are in line with the principles, values, and objectives of the EU Action Plan.

To launch the policy brief, Migration Policy Group (Belgium) and Institute of Public Affairs (Poland) are organising a webinar on the 17th of September 2021 between 15:00 and 16:30 (CET). 

About the webinar

“Europe’s patchwork of refugee integration policies: The EU Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion as an instrument to address deficiencies.”

The 17th of September 2021 between 15:00 and 16:30 (CET). 

Additional information
In this webinar, key takeaways from the policy brief will be presented, followed by a discussion with the European Commission and NIEM partners from Italy, Lithuania, Romania and Sweden about the challenges and opportunities surrounding refugee integration in Europe. The webinar will be an opportunity to learn about the refugee integration policies of selected NIEM countries and to discuss the added value of the EU Action Plan. 

Implications of the policy brief

●    Policymakers and refugee integration stakeholders can use NIEM data to identify areas where the EU Action Plan and its concrete goals can help to address policy gaps and needs;
●    NIEM can be used as a tool to assess the achievement of the Action Plan objectives in the coming years;
●    The brief also presents specific recommendations to the European Commission and Member States about how to foster the implementation of the Action Plan and/or make it more effective in their integration policies.



About the organizers

The Migration Policy Group
The Migration Policy Group is an independent think-and-do tank based in Brussels. MPG’s purpose is rooted in its ability to inspire networks to provide evidence-based projects, research and campaigns in the areas of integration, migration and anti-discrimination. 

Institute of Public Affairs
Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) is a leading Polish think tank and an independent centre for policy research and analysis, established in 1995. Their mission is to contribute to informed public debate on key Polish, European and global policy issues. Their main areas of study include European policy, social policy, civil society, migration and development policy as well as law and democratic institutions.