Analysis of adaptation of new immigrants in Estonia

At the request of the Ministry of the Interior, The Institute of Baltic Studies Institute (IBS) conducts the Analysis of Adaptation of New Immigrants in Estonia, which consists of conducting applied research to analyze the factors and services that predispose or hinder the adaptation of new immigrants in Estonia.
IBS also presents policy recommendations and conducts a mid-term evaluation of the implementation of the adaptation program from 2015 to 2018, together with providing proposals for amendments and implementation.

As a result of the increase in the overall quality of life of the Estonian economy, Estonia has become a more attractive target country for foreigners. Economic development and changes to the law make it possible to create added value by attracting the immigration of highly qualified workers and foreign students or researchers.

The aim of the study is to carry out applied research analyzing the adaptation of new immigrants in Estonia with the submission of policy recommendations, including:
1) to analyze the factors that support and hinder the adaptation of new immigrants arriving in Estonia, including access to supportive services that benefit adjustment, by the characteristics of various new immigrants;
2) the analysis will address the main issues related to the adaptation of new immigrants, including the use of adaptation support services, social activity, the labor market, contacts and information field, language skills, support network and sense of belonging, education, legal status, equality, discrimination and social attitudes, and other relevant topics according to the tenderer’s assessment;
3) to analyze the services provided by the public, third and private sectors in contact with new immigrants to support the adaptation of new migrants and the needs and assessment of sectors in the existing support system for new migrants.