The European Commission's Data Challenge on Integration of Migrants in Cities (D4I) provides data from a spatial disaggregation of statistics from the 2011 Census from eight European Union National Statistical Institutes. Data on residents' countries of origin have been provided from Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. The original data was spacially processed, and shows regions divided into uniform grids that show concentrations of migrants in cells of 100 by 100 meters. Each country has a separate data file available with the number of persons by origin in each grid cell. Data is also available from a dedicated data visualization platform.
Data for the D4I Challenge is available worldwide to reseachers affiliated with a research institution that works with migration, spatial demography, social geography, urban sociology, economics, and political science. Eligible researchers are required to submit a proposal with the scope, objectives and intended use of the derived data. If selected, datasets are made available for download and analysis. Findings will be published in EU policymaker workshops and online in November 2018.
Through the Data Challenge on Integration of Migrant in Cities, the European Commission seeks to stimulate research on various aspects of migrant integration at the local level, especially if the research results in policy recommendations with European Union relevance. Through the offer of this census derived data, there is potential to strenghthen existing qualitiative research around urban diversity, spatial segregation, education, housing, access to public services, income, and electoral outcomes.