The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) is a unique long-term project which evaluates and compares what governments are doing to promote the integration of migrants in all EU Member States and several non-EU countries. It uses over 100 policy indicators to create a rich, multi-dimensional picture of migrants' opportunities to participate in European societies.
The number of “third country nationals” (legal immigrants) living in the EU today is 20 million, and rising.  While immigration is an important part of the solutions to Europe’s economic, demographic and competitive issues, setting effective legal and political frameworks for integration is a challenge. To shape and improve effective integration policies, it is essential to have comparable information and fact-based dialogue.