The project is co-financed by the European Union, Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and by the Foundation Open Society Institute in cooperation with the OSIFE of the Open Society Foundations.
On 21-22 November 2016 in Warsaw Institute of Public Affairs (Poland), Migration Policy Group (Belgium) and national partners from fifteen European states including France, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Bulgaria, Sweden, Slovenia and Hungary launched NIEM, the biggest research project in the EU dedicated to answering the question on how to better integrate refugees.
The National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM) is a six-years long transnational project which aims to prepare key actors in the integration field in 15 EU Member States to better face the current challenges and improve the integration outcomes of beneficiaries of international protection. NIEM will establish a mechanism for a biennial, comprehensive evaluation of the integration of beneficiaries of international protection to provide evidence on gaps in integration standards, identify promising practices and evaluate the effects of legislative and policy changes.
The Bulgarian national partners are: Multi Kulti Collective (leading partner) and Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants.