National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM). Measuring and improving integration of beneficiaries of international protection
The National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM) is a six-years long transnational project which aims to prepare key actors in the integration field in 15 EU Member States to better face the current challenges and improve the integration outcomes of beneficiaries of international protection.
NIEM will establish a mechanism for a biennial, comprehensive evaluation of the integration of beneficiaries of international protection to provide evidence on gaps in integration standards, identify promising practices and evaluate the effects of legislative and policy changes.
NIEM is developed against the background of the changing legal environment on international protection both at national and European levels, induced by the high numbers of new arrivals in the recent years.
The project endeavours to provide evidence on some of the most burning discussions concerning these changes: Are EU standards on integration of beneficiaries of international protection well implemented? How are they impacting integration policies? Are policies aimed at beneficiaries of international protection having an impact on successful integration? What are the challenges and good practices, and which policy gaps need to be addressed?
- Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants (Bulgaria)
- Association Multi Kulti Collective (Bulgaria)
- People in Need (Czech Republic)
- France Terre d'Asile (France)
- Berlin Institute for Empirical Research on Integration and Migration, Humboldt University (Germany)
- Menedék – Hungarian Association for Migrants (Hungary)
- Fondazione ISMU – Initiatives and Studies on Multi-ethnicity (Italy)
- Providus (Latvia)
- Diversity Development Group (Lithuania)
- Maastricht University (Netherlands)
- Institute of Public Affairs (Poland)
- Centro de Estudos Sociais, University of Coimbra (Portugal)
- The Foundation for an Open Society (Romania)
- Peace institute (Slovenia)
- CIDOB – Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (Spain)
- Malmö University (Sweden)