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December Newsletter 2023


Joyous holiday season greetings to you from the whole MPG team. Join us in looking back on 2023 with this list of MPG's top 10 most-read publications. In it you will find our latest publication, authored by MPG's Managing Editor Olivia Long, on Meaningful Participation of New Europeans in Policymaking.

In this last newsletter of the year we also have two exciting job vacancies at MPG. One for an Office Administrator and another for a Research Intern position. Interested? Apply as soon as possible.

This month MPG held the annual legal seminar European Network of Legal Experts on Gender Equality and Non-discrimination. The seminar drew nearly 200 participants who were joined by speakers who are at the cutting edge of their fields. Read more about the legal seminar here.

And just before the holidays we are also proud to present our latest podcast episode of Change the Table. In this episode our Head of Research, Dr. Başak Yavçan, dives into the state of participation of New Europeans in Ireland together with Dr. Salome Mbugua, CEO of Akidwa.

All the best for the new year to come.

Warm regards
Isabelle Chopin, Director of MPG

MPG's top 10 most-read publications of 2023

As we bid farewell to 2023, let's rewind. Below, you can find MPG's top 10 most-read publications of 2023. This year, we also launched a podcast on the political participation of New Europeans called Changing the Table. On this podcast, we go beyond the idea of empowering people to take a seat at the table and we look into changing the table itself to make it more inclusive.

Vacancies at MPG

MPG currently has exciting job opportunities:

  • Office Administrator, part-time position (19hours / week) to be responsible for the daily running of the Secretariat and administration of the Migration Policy Group (MPG) - Application deadline 8 January 2024.
  • Research Intern (Full-time, remunerated, duration of 6 months and potentially extendable) - Application deadline 1 January 2024.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews on a rolling basis, so apply as soon as possible.
New Report: Meaningful Participation of New Europeans in Policymaking

In a vibrant democracy, everyone can take part in political and social life, regardless of cultural backgrounds. However, New Europeans face many barriers that hinder their ability to have a say in the decisions that affect them daily. Based on analysis of interviews conducted with new European leaders from across the EU, this report by MPG's Managing Editor, Olivia Long, illustrates key obstacles to the civic and political participation of new Europeans. It presents policy recommendations and options for closing the participation gap, aiming to promote the meaningful, comprehensive participation of migrant stakeholders in policy making.
European Network of Legal Experts on Gender Equality and Non-discrimination holds annual legal seminar.

On Friday the 1st of December, the European Network of Legal Experts on Gender Equality and Non-discrimination held its annual legal seminar. MPG’s Director, Isabelle Chopin opened the seminar. She was also joined by Irena Moozova, Deputy Director-General for the International Dimension of Justice Policies, Rule of Law and Equality and acting Director for Equality and Non-Discrimination, Nani Jansen Reventlow, an internationally recognized human rights lawyer and founder of Systemic Justice and the Digital Freedom Fund, and EU Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli.
Changing the Table podcast - Episode 3

In this episode, we look into how the political participation of migrants varies across different European countries, with a special focus on Ireland as a unique case study. How does Ireland’s approach to political participation differ, and what lessons can be learned from its successes and shortcomings?

Seden is joined by Dr Salome Mbugua, CEO of AkidwA, an organisation of migrant women in Ireland, and by Dr Basak Yavcan, Head of Research of the Migration Policy Group. Who is working on a comparative index of national policies that encourage the civic and political participation of migrants.
This month's MIPEX Citations

The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) is a unique tool which measures integration policies in 56 countries across 8 policy areas. It provides up-to-date, comprehensive research data and analysis on which to base policies, proposals for change and projects.

Here are this month's MIPEX citations:

  • “Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants in Greece and Italy: Language Requirements and Learning Opportunities in L2 Greek and L2 Italian” by Anna Mouti and Lorenzo Rocca published in social sciences.
  • “Integration within national documents: An examination of early childhood education curriculum of five high-achieving countries of MIPEX by Zeynep Avci, Feyza Tantekin Erden, and Fatma Yalçın published in Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood.
  • "Comparing Immigration Law: A Quantitative Toolbox" by Samuel D. Schmid in the inaugural edition of the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Immigration Law.


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