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Assessing integration measures for vulnerable migrant groups
Aiming to strengthen efforts for the integration of third country nationals across the EU, CSD launched on 1 November 2013 an initiative aimed at enhancing the integration of three vulnerable migrant groups – women, children and victims of trafficking.

The project Assessing Integration Measures for Vulnerable Migrant Groups (ASSESS) aims to monitor and assesses the effectiveness of integration measures for vulnerable migrant groups by looking at the strengths and weaknesses in the application of the Common Basic Principles on Migrant Integration. The assessment will serve to identify and initiate the exchange of good practice in the field between EU countries of different migration patterns, regimes and experiences. By looking at the specific vulnerabilities and integration challenges faced by migrant women, children and victims of trafficking the project will offer tailored methodology and specific indicators for monitoring the integration of these vulnerable migrants groups.

The project’s main objectives include:

  • To develop standardized methods for the monitoring of integration of vulnerable migrants, applicable across the EU;
  • To assess the effectiveness of integration policy/ measures for vulnerable migrant groups (women, children and victims of trafficking);
  • To formulate recommendations for enhancement of the integration of vulnerable migrant groups (women, children and VOTs) across the EU, including identification of good practices;
  • To raise awareness among national stakeholders across the EU of the need to develop vulnerability-sensitive integration processes that address the particular circumstances of vulnerable migrants related to exclusion, exploitation and trafficking.

  • The key project actions include:

  • Review of existing monitoring mechanisms for the integration of migrants and migrant vulnerable groups at EU and national level (in 10 EU member states).
  • Assessment of the effectiveness of integration measures for vulnerable migrant groups (women, children and VOTs) in 10 EU Member States.
  • Collection and Exchange of Good Practices in the are of integration of vulnerable migrants.
  • Advocacy and dissemination at EU and national level of key recommendations and of the tailored methodology.

  • This project will be carried out in 10 EU Member States that represent Europe’s different migration patterns and experiences in dealing with migration and integration issues. Respectively it will be implemented by consortuim of 10 partner organisations that include:

  • Center for the Study of Democracy, CSD – project leader (Bulgaria)
  • Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, BIM (Austria)
  • Center for Migration and Intercultural Studies, the University of Antwerp, CeMIS (Belgium)
  • Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, ELIAMEP (Greece)
  • Center for Policy Studies, Central European University, CEU CPS (Hungary)
  • Centre for Social Studies and Policies, CENSIS (Italy)
  • The People for Change Foundation, PfC (Malta)
  • Lazarski University, LU (Poland)
  • People in Need, PiN (Slovakia)
  • ACCEM (Spain)

  • The ASSESS project is co-funded by the European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals. The project started in November 2013 and will end in April 2015.

    Co-funded by
    the European Union.

    * This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the CSD, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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