How are immigrants integrating into Irish society? The ESRI has been commissioned by the Integration Centre of Ireland to develop an integration monitor to measure the integration of immigrants in Ireland, and publish an annual monitoring report on integration. The report will consist of an overview of the main trends in migration and chapters covering integration policy and national indicators in the domains of employment, education, social inclusion and active citizenship. These indicators will allow us to assess economic, political and social equality of immigrants in Ireland. The report will also identify data gaps in each integration domain, and reflect on the implications of the findings for integration policy. The project runs from Spring 2010 to June 2014.
The ESRI works towards a national vision of ‘Informed policy for a better Ireland’. This means producing high-quality analysis to provide robust evidence for policymaking, with the goals of research excellence and policy impact.
The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.