Integrating cities – Amsterdam How to measure what counts - integration monitoring and indicatorsDaphne CostesAgency for I...
Belgium a brief reminder• 1 federal state• 3 communities : Flemish, French & German• 3 regions : Flanders, Wallonia & Brus...
Integration policy in Flanders - Inburgering (1st phase of integration):   = a categorial policy (mainly for newcomers)   ...
Inburgering: a specific programme as a firststep• Coordinated by welcome office• Consists of:  - Training programme:   › E...
Integration is not something you just do inen classroomEncouraging the personsintegrating to:   build up a social network...
Integration: horizontal and inclusive policy• Focus on the entire society, with special attention to the  targetgroup (1st...
Local integration policy• Financing (granting of a subsidy) of local authorities willing  to implement a proactive integra...
Local integration monitor• Goal:  To develop a local integration policy based upon a set of   reliable and valid indicato...
Local integration monitor• Result:  Set of 34 indicators  On demography, employment, education, housing,   welfare, pove...
Local integration monitor• Future:  Short term: addition of education indicators  Annual update with the most recent dat...
Local integration monitor• Demografie: 4 indicatoren
Local integration monitor• Demografie: vreemdelingen
Local integration monitor• Demografie: vreemde herkomst
Local integration monitor                    Second best operationalisation:   Approaching the official definition as clos...
Local integration monitor
Thank you for your attention !daphne.costes@bz.vlaanderen.beTel: 00 32 2 553 33 42
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How to measure what counts - integration monitoring and indicators

  1. 1. Integrating cities – Amsterdam How to measure what counts - integration monitoring and indicatorsDaphne CostesAgency for Internal AffairesFlemish Autority
  2. 2. Belgium a brief reminder• 1 federal state• 3 communities : Flemish, French & German• 3 regions : Flanders, Wallonia & Brussels• Different policies by different authorities• “Integration” is a competence on regional level.
  3. 3. Integration policy in Flanders - Inburgering (1st phase of integration): = a categorial policy (mainly for newcomers) - Flemish Parliament Act on “Civic Integration” - Integratie (2nd phase of integration): = mainly an inclusive policy, however, categorial when necessary - Flemish Parliament Act on Integration
  4. 4. Inburgering: a specific programme as a firststep• Coordinated by welcome office• Consists of: - Training programme: › Elementary Dutch course › Social orientation course › Career orientation - Supported by programme counselling
  5. 5. Integration is not something you just do inen classroomEncouraging the personsintegrating to: build up a social network, to get to know their local town or community, to practice their Dutch, to sign up to become a member of a local association or sports club, to take up voluntary work,…
  6. 6. Integration: horizontal and inclusive policy• Focus on the entire society, with special attention to the targetgroup (1st and 2nd generation + social deprivation factors)• 3 main goals Participation, Accesibility of organisations and services, Sociale cohesion.• Importance of local authorities
  7. 7. Local integration policy• Financing (granting of a subsidy) of local authorities willing to implement a proactive integration policy• Financing based on: Request of the local authority (no obligation), Conditions: minimal presence of the target group + problems of social deprivation Agreement between the Flemish authority and the local authority (goals, actions, indicators) → current situation: 46 local authorities have an agreement
  8. 8. Local integration monitor• Goal: To develop a local integration policy based upon a set of reliable and valid indicators Not an instrument to evaluate policy• Selection of indicators: Environmental indicators, no process indicators Only quantitative, no qualitative indicators Collection of data from flemish or federal databases, not at local level (avoiding extra workload for the local government)
  9. 9. Local integration monitor• Result: Set of 34 indicators On demography, employment, education, housing, welfare, poverty and participation Not all indicators were available in 2011• Form: A digital report for each community/city Per indicator: › A score for each indicator › A comparison with the average of similar communities/cities › A comparison with the flemish average
  10. 10. Local integration monitor• Future: Short term: addition of education indicators Annual update with the most recent data Addition with new indicators when databases come available/accesible → http://aps.vlaanderen.be/lokaal/integratiemonitor.html
  11. 11. Local integration monitor• Demografie: 4 indicatoren
  12. 12. Local integration monitor• Demografie: vreemdelingen
  13. 13. Local integration monitor• Demografie: vreemde herkomst
  14. 14. Local integration monitor Second best operationalisation: Approaching the official definition as close as possible, taking into account the available data
  15. 15. Local integration monitor
  16. 16. Thank you for your attention !daphne.costes@bz.vlaanderen.beTel: 00 32 2 553 33 42

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