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ICTEGRA: Survey on ICT to support everyday life integration of migrants

Duration: December 2012 - July 2014


The research was aimed to know if ICTs can support everyday life integration of immigrants, concretely:

  1. To identify ICT skills, access and usages by migrants.
  2. To describe socio-demographic, economic and migration profiles, and find relationships between use and access to ICTs and integration, with cross national comparisons.
  3. To evidence the support to digital inclusion policy initiatives or policy initiatives / actions on the integration of migrants through ICT.
  4. To elaborate and document the methodology to conduct the survey, to enable it to become longitudinal over time and/or to be realized across all EU MS.

Methodology of the survey:

These objectives were reached:

  • Conducting a survey to 1,500 immigrants aged 16 to 74 years, born in a third country. Only first generation.
  • In 3 Member States: The Netherlands (old immigration country), Spain (new immigration country) and  Bulgaria (from MS from 2004), to ensure a geographical balance.
  • Individuals were asked through a self-designed questionnaire on their ICT skills, access and use, their integration, and the role of ICT to be integrated.
  • A validation workshop with experts from policy, research and practice.



Validation workshop

4th July 2013 - JRC-IPTS validation workshop of the ICTEGRA survey on ICT to support everyday life integration of immigrants (Brussels).

The aim of this workshop was to discuss and validate with experts the findings of the ICTEGRA survey on the role of ICT in the integration of immigrants, and to elucidate policy implications.

Research Team

  • Dr. Stephanie Carretero and Clara Centeno (JRC-IPTS).
  • Rosa Dalet and Omar Pérez (Block de Ideas).
  • Dr. Francisco Lupiañez and Dr. Cristiano Codagnone (Tech4i2)


Stephanie Carretero,

Clara Centeno,