Migrants in the partner countries

The Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) of the University of Osnabrueck in Germany has issued country profiles regarding immigration. They provide information on migration, refugee flows and integration with data and statistics, historical background as well as legislation and policy. They are available for the following countries of our partnership:

SAME partners have also selected some data to describe migration in their country and the situation of migrants, in particular regarding access to training and employment. They are available for the following countries:





The wikipedia articles provide a good overview of immigration in France: In English, en français (more detailed).

The web site of the Immigration museum has a section about the challenges of our days "Questions contemporaines". It also proposes many interesting podcasts from conferences related to immigration (in French).

To be informed about the most recent policies on immigration: the official French web site. It includes:

The INSEE, National Institute for Statistics gives the official statistics including related to access of immigrants to employment.

A survey in English by the INED on Recent demographic trends in France that includes the place of immigration.

A specific survey from INSEE "Language, diplomas : stakes for the access of immigrants to employment" with the associated tables.

A working document "Employment and jobs of immigrants" from the Strategic Analysis Center (2012)

A picture of the activity of migrants in 2012 can be found in the publication Infos migrations n°60.

A compilation of information related to the access of migrants to employment, by the Gisti (Group of information and support to immigrants)

An interesting article from Le Monde analyses "Seven misconceptions about immigration".  Among them: "There is an explosion about immigration in France" that has to be relativised (In 1982 we had 7,2% of immigrants and 6,3% of foreigners - in 2011, 8,4% of immigrants and 5,8% of foreigners). 

A survey has been published in Infos migrations n° 55 in 2013 to measure the impact of the compulsory French courses for newcomers. They allow a progress, but limited. The improvement of French depends primarily on the initial level and on the living environment. The benefits are mainly found in daily life. The Infos migrations n°68  analyses the difficulties encountered by migrants for writing.

Access to employment support and training services

A survey from the French Institute of Statistics shows that access of migrants to employment and training services increases but remains low:

Arrival in the...






Participation to vocational training (not including language training) – in %






Participation to language courses (when French is not the mother language) – in %






Use of the employment services – in %






Read the full survey (pdf in French)



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