The Integration Lab Database and Map was designed to be a mutual learning instrument to share experiences on migrant integration at regional level, highlighting for each practice the lessons learnt and tips for transferability. In each practice, the contribution of the regional authority, either directly or indirectly through social actors, is emphasised.
The REGIN Evaluation Framework highlights for each practice inspiring elements and room for improvement focusing on 7 crucial aspects of migrant integration at subnational level:
- Multi-Level Governance
- Multi-Stakeholder Approach
- Monitoring & Evaluation
When clicking on a region featured on the map, a regional information panel provides a link to the MIPEX-R results when available, thanks to the interrelation between the REGIN Integration Lab and the MIPEX-R webpage. This section also shows an overview of the region’s context with regional statistical data and their sources when available, including:
- the region’s overall population;
- the number of non-EU inhabitants in the region
- unemployment rates for the overall population, non-EU nationals and female non-EU nationals;
- the rates of Young people Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) for nationals, non-EU nationals and female non-EU nationals;
- the rate of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the region;
- and the region’s Urban – rural typology.
Furthermore, as part of the REGIN Integration Lab, each partner region developed an integration action focused on an area or dimension identified through the integration indicators, except Skåne that implemented a specific innovative action focusing on health communication. This provided an opportunity to test innovative practices to promote social inclusion and lessons learnt that were added on the Integration Lab Database and Map.