Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX)
- Responsible Organisations: Migration Policy Group (MPG) (Civil society); Barcelona Institute for International Affairs (CIDOB) (Civil society)
- ILO Regions: Americas; Asia and the Pacific; Europe and Central Asia
- Country(ies): Australia; Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Canada; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Korea, Republic of; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malta; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Slovakia ; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States
- Thematic areas: Evidence-based policy making; Social integration and inclusion
- MLFLM: 3.; 14.
The integration of migrants into their host societies promotes equal opportunities for migrants and nationals, thereby fostering economic development in countries of origin and destination. Led by the Barcelona Institute for International Affairs (CIDOB) and the Migration Policy Group (MPG), the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) is a long-term project which compares what participant countries are doing to promote social, economic, and cultural integration. Its third round, conducted in 2011, used over 148 indicators covering seven policy areas that shape a migrant's journey to full citizenship. MIPEX demonstrates how countries can improve the legal environment to promote migrants' contributions to a country's well-being. MIPEX data have been used by civil society to assess proposed legislation on migrant integration; examples include the UK's Runnymede Trust and Ireland's Cross Care Migrant Project. The media across Europe has also increased attention on the MIPEX with national newspapers concentrating on their country ratings, helping to spread fact-based information to inform national debates. MIPEX will be updated in spring 2015 with new data on integration policy outcomes, potential beneficiaries, real beneficiaries, and integration policy evaluations.