The aim of the proposed common indicators of migrant integration is to support the monitoring of the situation of immigrants and the outcome of integration policies. As mentioned above, indicators have been identified in the following policy areas:
- social inclusion, and
- active citizenship.
The Zaragoza Declaration, adopted in April 2010 by EU Ministers responsible for immigrant integration issues, and approved at the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 3-4 June 2010, called upon the Commission to undertake a pilot study to examine proposals for common integration indicators and to report on the availability and quality of the data from agreed harmonised sources necessary for the calculation of these indicators. In June 2010 the ministers agreed "to promote the launching of a pilot project with a view to the evaluation of integration policies, including examining the indicators and analysing the significance of the defined indicators taking into account the national contexts, the background of diverse migrant populations and different migration and integration policies of the Member States, and reporting on the availability and quality of the data from agreed harmonised sources necessary for the calculation of these indicators".
The indicators presented here are those that are based on data from Eurostat. The complete list of integration indicators and available data - including those from other sources – is presented in the document: Indicators of immigrant integration – A pilot study.