RESEARCH AT RGSL / INTEC – National integration policies

Researcher: Kristine Kruma

Period: 1 January 2010 - 31 December 2010

The INTEC project has conducted a first evaluation of the recent paradigmatic change in policy concepts concerning integration in certain Member States. The project aims to provide detailed and reliable information on the content and the impact of compulsory elements in national integration policies. The main research questions focused on the reasons for the introduction of the obligatory integration requirements, the way in which they had been developed and put into practice and the actual effects of the requirements on immigrants.

The final report presents a comparative study of the policies, practice and data regarding the integration requirements of nine EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom). In order to disseminate the research results, the provisional conclusions of the comparative research were presented at an international conference in October 2010 and by the rapporteurs at a national seminar of stakeholders. The RGSL hosted seminar on 2 December 2010.