The Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration at the Department of Justice and Equality, Mr. David Stanton T.D. addressed the launch event of the Monitoring Report on Integration 2018 at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) on Wednesday, 7th November 2018. The report is the first in a series of three new reports to be produced by the ESRI on integration.

The study was commissioned by the Department of Justice and Equality as part of a research programme on Equality and Integration, and jointly published by the ESRI and the Department. It was funded by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration in line with the national Migrant Integration Strategy.  Action 25 of the Strategy states that “Research will be undertaken to assess how mainstream services are meeting migrant needs.”

Speaking about the report, Minister Stanton said:

“In working to support integration and diversity, across the public, private and voluntary sectors, access to this detailed information will inform and guide our work. It will help us to design and target effective interventions to support integration and remove barriers.”

The report provides essential evidence on outcomes for migrant groups in Ireland and shows how these compare with outcomes for the native population. It is based on indicators proposed at the European Ministerial Conference on Integration held in Zaragoza in 2010. These indicators are comparable across European Union (EU) Member States, based on existing data and focused on outcomes. The evidence presented in the report will help to inform the design of the supports required to facilitate successful integration. 

The full report is available for download from ESRI