Vienna integration and diversity monitoring
The City of Vienna has carried out integration and diversity monitoring since 2008.
The reports (monitors) are available for download.
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).
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.
3rd Vienna Integration and Diversity Monitor
In October 2012, the City of Vienna presented the 2nd Vienna Integration and Diversity Monitor based on a monitoring instrument developed since 2008 and compiled on the basis of empirical data and, for the first time, also the results of an online survey.
The 3rd Integration and Diversity Monitor was presented in November 2014. It shows that the depth and quality of the methods applied have once again improved and that the Monitor has a high degree of relevance as it shows trends and changes over a longer period of time. The results provide an insight into the eight main topics of integration and diversity and reflect the diversity status of more than 40 municipal departments and their affiliated organisations. The 3rd Monitor also includes the first survey of City Administration staff with regard to their ethnic background, gender, and qualification grades and has been evaluated in accordance with equality aspects.
In 2010 the Vienna Integration and Diversity Monitor has been awarded the Austrian Administration Award in the category "Management of Diversity, Integration and Gender-Potential for the Administration of Tomorrow".
Goran Novakovic (Municipal Department 17)