IMPACIM: Impact of Admission Criteria on the Integration of Migrants (EIF project)
IMPACIM is an eighteen month project, funded by the EU fund for the Integration of Third Country Nationals. The aim is to investigate the impact of admission criteria that impose restrictive conditions of stay (in particular those relating to jobs, services, benefits and voting), on the economic, social, cultural and political integration of third country nationals in four EU Member States: Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. These countries were chosen for their differing labour market and welfare systems, differing restrictions on access to jobs, services, welfare benefits and voting, and differing categories of family migrant to which those conditions of stay apply, in order to compare the impacts that different patterns of entitlement and restrictions can have on integration outcomes. The project is coordinated by the Center on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) of Oxford University; the Erasmus University team is responsible for coordination of workpackages on local admission policies. More info: see link.