Minister of State Stanton Welcomes Ireland’s Results in Special Eurobarometer on Immigrant Integration
19th April 2018
Mr David Stanton T.D., Minister of State with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration & Integration, has welcomed the results of Special Eurobarometer 469 which saw Ireland score highly amongst EU member states in terms of perceptions on immigrant integration.
Special Eurobarometer 469 is a recent EU-wide survey on attitudes to immigrant integration, results were published by the European Commission on the 13th of April 2018. The results demonstrated positive attitudes amongst Irish respondents on several of the survey questions. In response to the question “Generally speaking, how successful or not is the integration of most immigrants”, 80% of Irish respondents selected the response “Integration is successful in the local area or country”. This was the highest proportion of positive responses across all EU member states, and 26% above the EU average.
Speaking about the report, the Minister said:
Note for Editors:
Eurobarometer surveys monitor the evolution of public opinion in all 28 EU Member States, with Special Eurobarometer reports based on in-depth thematic studies. In April 2018, The European Commission published its Special Eurobarometer 469 which focuses specifically on the issue of the integration of immigrants in the European Union.
The results of the Special Eurobarometer, which surveyed over 28,000 respondents across the EU member states (including over 1,000 from Ireland), saw Ireland placed highly amongst EU member states in a number of areas relating to the successful integration of immigrants. The results of the survey showed that Ireland leads in terms of perceptions of how successfully immigrants are integrated - 80% of respondents in Ireland agreed that “Integration is successful in the local area or country”.
The Communities Integration Fund is managed by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration and is currently open for applications with a deadline of 3 May 2018. For further information see www.integration.ie