Labour migration in the Baltic Sea countriesDealing with the consequences: integration and citizenshipJan NiessenMigration...
What is MPG?• An independent policy ‘think-and-do-tank’ with over 15 years of experience• Mission: to contribute to lastin...
Some MPG products:portalsEuropean Web Site on Integrationwww.integration.euEuropean Immigration Portalec.europa.eu/immigra...
Some MPG products:toolsImmigrant Citizens Surveyimmigrantsurvey.orgBecoming a Party of Choicewww.migpolgroup.org/benchmark...
Some MPG products:publicationsAnti-discrimination Law Review, Comparative Analyses and Thematic Reportsavailable on www.mi...
Integration• Integration is a process by whichAll residents irrespective of their background contributing to and benefitin...
Who are the immigrants• Legally residing third-country nationals (20 out of 30 million)• Refugees but not asylum-seekers• ...
MIPEX ObjectivesLegal integration as first step in long path to societal integration Transparency and knowledge of nation...
Tool for actorsGovernmental and non-governmental actorsAcademics and mediaInImmigration countriesCountries of origin
Integration policy areasSeven policy areas for immigrants to participate in society:Labour marketmobilityFamily reunion Ed...
7 strands- 4 dimensions totalling 148 indicators• Access, eligibility and concepts• Conditions, requirements and needs• Se...
An overviewAverage @ ≈50%:• Political will countsmore than tradition• Similaritiestraditional andrecent countries ofimmigr...
Permanent residence, labour market andeducation
Access to Labour market
Access to education
Labour market and education
Access to citizenship
Anti-discrimination
Access to citizenship and anti-discrimination
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LABOUR MIGRATION IN THE BALTIC SEA COUNTRIES: TRENDS AND PROSPECTS
25 April 2013
Constitutional Hall, Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania, Gedimino av. 53, Vilnius

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Jan Niessen - Labour migration in the Baltic Sea countries Dealing with the consequences: integration and citizenship

  1. 1. Labour migration in the Baltic Sea countriesDealing with the consequences: integration and citizenshipJan NiessenMigration Policy Group
  2. 2. What is MPG?• An independent policy ‘think-and-do-tank’ with over 15 years of experience• Mission: to contribute to lasting and positive change resulting in open andinclusive societies by stimulating well-informed European debate and actionon migration, equality and diversity, and enhancing European co-operationbetween and amongst governmental agencies, civil society organisationsand the private sector.• Four primary activities:• Gathering, analysing and sharing information• Creating opportunities for dialogue and mutual learning• Mobilising and engaging stakeholders in policy debates• Establishing, inspiring and managing expert networks
  3. 3. Some MPG products:portalsEuropean Web Site on Integrationwww.integration.euEuropean Immigration Portalec.europa.eu/immigration/
  4. 4. Some MPG products:toolsImmigrant Citizens Surveyimmigrantsurvey.orgBecoming a Party of Choicewww.migpolgroup.org/benchmark/politicalparties_en.html
  5. 5. Some MPG products:publicationsAnti-discrimination Law Review, Comparative Analyses and Thematic Reportsavailable on www.migpolgroup.com
  6. 6. Integration• Integration is a process by whichAll residents irrespective of their background contributing to and benefiting from well-being• Policies can hinder or facilitate IntegrationEqual opportunities, rights and obligations enhance convergence of societal outcomes
  7. 7. Who are the immigrants• Legally residing third-country nationals (20 out of 30 million)• Refugees but not asylum-seekers• All non-nationals to some degree and some strands• Non-documented only for access to education
  8. 8. MIPEX ObjectivesLegal integration as first step in long path to societal integration Transparency and knowledge of national policies, changes and trends Benchmark policies according to European and international standards forequal treatment to identify national policy strengths and weaknesses Informing and improving policies
  9. 9. Tool for actorsGovernmental and non-governmental actorsAcademics and mediaInImmigration countriesCountries of origin
  10. 10. Integration policy areasSeven policy areas for immigrants to participate in society:Labour marketmobilityFamily reunion Education PoliticalParticipationLong-termresidenceAccess tonationalityAnti-discrimination
  11. 11. 7 strands- 4 dimensions totalling 148 indicators• Access, eligibility and concepts• Conditions, requirements and needs• Security of status, opportunities• Rights associated
  12. 12. An overviewAverage @ ≈50%:• Political will countsmore than tradition• Similaritiestraditional andrecent countries ofimmigration• Policy change comesslowly
  13. 13. Permanent residence, labour market andeducation
  14. 14. Access to Labour market
  15. 15. Access to education
  16. 16. Labour market and education
  17. 17. Access to citizenship
  18. 18. Anti-discrimination
  19. 19. Access to citizenship and anti-discrimination

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