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Migrant Integration Policy Index – MIPEX

On December 9th, MPG and Cidob Barcelona launched the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX2020),

a unique indicator that measures the effectiveness of migrant integration policies in 52 countries, including all of the EU Member States.

 

The event marked an important milestone in the analysis and improvement of integration policies, offering some important comparisons on the performance of various countries in different areas of migrant integration.

Italy scores 58/100 on the latest MIPEX2020 report, showing that policies in our country has changed little for immigrants.

The country has seen a decrease of -1 point in its score, due to restrictive changes to naturalisation and health policies.

How is Italy doing in terms of migrant integration compared to other countries?

Policy Recommendations from ISMU

 

  • Support immigrants’ labour market integration through on-the-job training and support, specifically for youth and in light of the challenges posed by the current Covid-19 pandemic
  • Remedy IT’s widespread problem of ‘over-qualification’ so that educated immigrant workers find jobs matching their expectations and avoiding the unproductive waste of their skills and expertise
  • Combat early school leaving through early prevention: target support at pupils from disadvantaged families, support intercultural education and provide training and professional support to school teachers and staff
  • Build a sense of trust among non-EU residents’ towards Italian public authorities, who must do more to counter racial/ethnic and religious discrimination.