Indicators of the integration of third-country nationals into Czech society in the context of the requirements of European institutions
The study intends to provide the government bodies responsible for assessing and adjusting integration policies with a set of key findings and information. Monitoring the outcomes of the integration processes and policies concerning third-country nationals in the Czech Republic is in the initial phase, but the country needs to create a system of indicators at the national level to meet the EU integration monitoring requirements.
In the outcome, the study stresses the long-term
character of the creation of such a monitoring system. A direct substantive and
methodological comparability with the key integration process indicators
envisaged in a harmonised European system cannot be achieved in the Czech
Republic at present. There are several shortcomings in the current databases of
third-country nationals. The gaps in information need to be filled and the
system needs to deliver higher quality. The authors of the study propose that
the Czech Republic should create a unified system concentrated on a limited
number of the most important thematic areas and to define in each such area a
limited number of key indicators depicting fundamental aspects of integration.
A set of comparative indicators should be created to show relative states and
levels in respect of the population of the Czech Republic and the group of all
foreigners in the country and over time.