Since 2015, the European project “The National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM)“, co-financed by the European Commission through the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (FAMI), the Open Society Foundation and the Visegrad Fund (with regard to the project on Visegrad countries), has been supporting key actors operating on the ground in several member countries to promote the integration of beneficiaries of international protection. The driver that led to the birth of this project is the awareness of having a moral obligation towards those fleeing from situations of war and personal danger and the need to offer them a safe context where they can settle down.
The methodology is twofold since it provides, on the one hand, a detailed analysis of the regulations and policies supporting the inclusion of this specific target through a grid of multiple indicators that cover the different dimensions in which the integration processes are implemented and, on the other hand, the sharing of knowledge at national and international level through debates and meetings.
The results of this research and exchange work are reported in several outputs. Each partner re-elaborates the results of the analysis of policies and regulations in national reports while also implementing a comparison with other territories.
The report “Beneficiaries of international protection and integration in Italy. Regulations, policies, data and challenges” is the last in the series] and aims to offer an updated scenario on the possibilities of inclusion of those who seek or have found protection in our country. Each chapter provides the statistical, regulatory and policy framework for the area covered and highlights some of the challenges that beneficiaries themselves or persons working in different capacities in the field face throughout the inclusion process.
Finally, a comparative analysis was carried out with other countries in order to position Italy within the European framework.