The Social Micro-Indicators for inclusion and economic integration (SMIs) aims to assess the scope and capacity
of adult educators and peers to act and transform community processes together, within their own
communities, and if possible within their own countries of origin. We have had two key references in doing this: the
MIPEX (Migrant Integration Policy Index) which, through 167 indicators, evaluates and measures the integration
policies of more than 30 European countries; and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Indicators
for the Agenda 2030.
Various efforts have been carried out at national and pan-European levels to identify indicators to measure
the integration of the immigrant community at a macro level. On the other hand, ours is an attempt to design
social micro-indicators linked directly to the five lifeskills training modules and the competences of the adult
educator. These social micro-indicators aim to highlight migrants’ and refugees’ own efforts to transform their
communities and offer their own families a fair, safe and sustainable community life.
Initiatives of Change, UK – Leader
Kista Folkhögskola, Sweden
Hasan Kalyoncu University, Turkey