National Integration Evaluation Mechanism - Project Summary 2016-2022

    Anna Górska
    Anna Dolińska
    Jacek Kucharczyk
    Institute of Public Affairs
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    European Commission

    The National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM) was a six-year international research and advocacy project carried out in 2016-2022. The project was co-financed by the European Union from the National Asylum, Migration and Integration within specific actions. The aim of the project was to improve the situation of asylum seekers, recognised refugees and beneficiaries of other forms of international and national protection in the European Union countries, by providing a standardized research tool for evaluating the existing legal conditions, public policies, the scope and methods of their implementation. The tool is to identify the strengths, partial solutions and shortcomings at the level of central authorities in relation to the requirements imposed on them by international law as well as European Union law and standards. Moreover, the tool is to provide a mechanism for standardized collection, validation, storage, updating and analysis of data necessary to build integration policies based on reliable data and accurate analyses (evidence-based policies). Hence, the project as a whole, and what follows - the tool as one of its elements - are dedicated to:

    • central governments of the member states, public administration and all other entities influencing the creation and implementation of integration policies for asylum seekers and beneficiaries of different forms of national and international in the European Union,
    • the stakeholders deciding on integration policies at the European Union level, including the creation of budgets and setting priorities in the funds allocated to integration, which are offered to individual countries and allocated directly by the European Commission for international cooperation in this area.

    We invite you to read and follow the project results on the website There, you will find project news, events, specific country reports and information about the situation and integration of recognised refugees and beneficiaries of other forms of international and national protection, thematic analyses and comparative reports on selected aspects of integration policies in the countries participating in the project.