Ad-Hoc Query on Immigrant Integration Plans (2014)
Immigrant integration policy in Portugal is guided by action plans on integration which work across sectors and ministries and consider all kinds of venues for integration. Portugal wonders in this query whether other EMN countries have similar action plans for integration and asks the following questions:
A. Does your country have an action plan for immigrants’ integration? Yes / No
B. If yes, such plan is available in English? Yes. Can you send it or give a link? __ / No
C. Who coordinates the implementation of the plan in your country? Name of institution and contacts
D. Does the plan have a budget? Yes / No
d.1. How are the costs covered?
E. How the plan is implemented? Is based on measures, goals or other?
F. How the implementation of the plan is monitored?
f.1. The plan achievements are evaluated with impact indicators on immigrant’s effective integration? Yes /Are those available? Can you provide a link / No
f.2. The plan achievements are evaluated with process indicators for the adopted measures? Yes / Are those available? Can you provide a link / No
20 countries responded to this query, including a lengthy answer from Norway. 16 countries have such action plans, although their content varies widely. Most receive funding from various EU funds. No such plans exist in Hungary, Poland, Lithuania and Great Britain, but this does not mean that they have no integration policy or measures.