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 ics_logo_nobackgroundIn the first half of 2012, several presentations of national and transnational studies on migration were undertaken by organizations, academia, polling agencies throughout Europe.

In France, the Reception, Integration and Citizenship Department (in French, "DAIC") of the General Office of Immigration and Integration (SGII) commissioned a Longitudinal Survey of the Integration of First-time Arrivals (ELIPA)which responds to requests from Eurostat about improved knowledge of migrants and will help to improve the support system, as the French Ministry of the Interior, Overseas, local Authorities and Immigration wishes. The first results have been available since the 1st quarter of 2011 (see the result here).

A Job center, a french public institution that deals with intermediation between companies and job seekerspublished mid-May 2012 its annual survey of the manpower requirements for 2012 (MPR Survey) which gives employers the elements on the hiring feasibility of their foreign candidate for the available position". (Learn the survey here).

In Italy, the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica published in February 2012 "Noi Italia", a digital product available on the institute website which providing a general framework for understanding the different economic, social, demographic and environmental aspects of Italy, including migration. The aim is an in-depth understanding of the characteristics of non-national communities in Italy, which provides an interesting tool for planning the relative policies to promote access to services and the welfare system.

The King Baudouin Foundation and the Migration Policy Group piloted between October and January 2012, the first transnational survey, which local, national and European policymakers can learn. The survey was carried out in several cities in seven EU Member States: Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal and Spain and involved the integration in many areas: Employment, Languages, Civic and, political participation, Family reunion, Long-term residence, Citizenship. The target group was non-EU-born legal residents and naturalized citizens and the aim was to gain an insight into their evaluation of integration policies.

In Belgium, a conference was held in Brussels on Wednesday, June 20th to present the results of the survey results regarding language learning, problems on the labour market, and access to citizenship. The event was live-blogged.

In Germany, the presentation of the results will be launched on 27th june 2012 with in addition, a presentation of a study focused on specific German integration policies from the perspective of Immigrants from non-EU countries, prepared by the Mercator Foundation. To learn about this event, please clic here.

At the French level, members of Eunomad will participate in the symposium organized by stakeholders in this area, on 28th, June 2012 on "the integration of migrants: What barriers, what expectations?” at which the investigation will be presented. For more information, clic here.

To read the full results, please see the Immigrant Citizens Survey (ICS)