Country

Romania Romania

Title

Cosciug, Anatolie & Vornicu, Andreea & Radu, Bogdan & Greab, Carmen & Oltean, Ovidiu & Burean, Toma, Indexul integrării imigranților in România (Immigrant Integration Index in Romania), 2019, Research Report produced in the framework of Project CRCM – Romanian Centre for Research in the field of Migration, Cluj, Romania, AMIF 16.01.01.02

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Year

2019

Type of publication

Report

Geographical coverage

National

Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Academic

Institution

Romania | Centre for Comparative Study on Migration, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania

Main Thematic Focus

Integration & inclusion

Target Population

Migrants

Key findings

The Report reflects that Romania is slowly transitioning into a “destination country” for migrants, while central and local authorities still do not collect data on migrants that could potentially inform public policies.
The Report also refers to the perception of discrimination. It finds that most migrants (43.8% of the total respondents) consider that discrimination occurs on account of ethnicity, race (32.6%), or against people who do not speak Romanian (28.1%). Moreover, 26.1% of them consider that discrimination in Romania occurs against people who have a religion other than that of the majority.
The Report does not investigate hate crime or hate speech affecting migrants, refugees, or Muslims.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

The report is based on two types of data: a national survey and aggregated data collected from public institutions. The national survey was conducted on a sample of 645 immigrants living in Romania. The questionnaires were applied both face to face and online between October and December 2018 in all migration regions in Romania by methods of theoretical sampling and "snowball". Requests for information were also sent to 210 county public institutions in all 42 counties and the city of Bucharest, 15 regional public institutions and 10 central public institutions using email or fax.

Sample details and representativeness

The national survey was conducted on a sample of 645 immigrants living in Romania. The questionnaires were applied both face to face and online between October and December 2018 by methods of theoretical sampling and "snowball".
Requests for information were also sent to 210 county public institutions in all 42 counties and the city of Bucharest, 15 regional public institutions and 10 central public institutions. According to the authors, the final response rate to the requests was about 46%. Similarly, to the 2018 report (Cosciug 2018), the quality of responses from public institutions was generally low and in most cases the data provided by public institutions is unusable in academic research or analysis.

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