Vienna integration and diversity monitoring
The City of Vienna has carried out integration and diversity monitoring since 2008. Following the publication of the first Integration and Diversity Monitor in 2010, the 2nd Integration and Diversity Monitor now provides the opportunity to illustrate developments and make changes visible.
The Integration and Diversity Monitor is a type of compass for the city, which shows Vienna’s current position with regard to integration and diversity and the development of the past few years. The Monitor draws attention to the challenges posed to Vienna’s integration and diversity policies. The special features of integration and diversity monitoring in Vienna are that the city puts the focus on itself, on politics and administration (Diversity Monitor) and carries out a critical self-analysis. It also collects and analyses administrative data to measure the degree of equality and integration of migrants and the host society as well as participation and access to social positions, goods and services (Integration Monitor).
2nd Vienna Integration and Diversity Monitor 2009-2011
Since the public presentation of the 1st Monitor in April 2010 the key figures have been further developed, the basic data has been improved, and the interpretations have been deepened in a cooperation between departments of the Vienna City Administration, science and research. The results of the 2nd Integration and Diversity Monitor provide an insight into the nine topics of integration and diversity including immigration as well as use of public space, and participation in education as well as income levels and standard of living of Viennese households. They also reflect the diversity status of 38 Municipal Departments and their affiliated organisations.
In comparison to the 1st Vienna Integration and Diversity Monitor, the 2nd Vienna Integration and Diversity Monitor makes first changes visible and shows developments as well as challenges for society, administration and politics.
Measuring integration and diversity
Integration monitoring allows for a continuous observation of all areas where integration takes place and can be measured such as education, participation in the labour market, income levels, and housing supply. Based on selected indicators, it describes the social status quo of Vienna’s population from the perspective of integration policies and, by providing guidance, also serves as a foundation for strategic developments in the policies and organisation of City of Vienna.
Diversity monitoring analyses where the City of Vienna stands in the implementation of its approach to diversity management. In line with the policy objectives defined and the need for action in society that results from integration monitoring, it assesses the achievements of the administration in adapting its services and personnel development and the requirements for future developments.
Goran Novakovic (Municipal Department 17)