Miet Lamberts, researcher at the Research Institute for Work and Society (HIVA center) of the KU Leuven offers an analyzis of the immigration data in Flanders for the year 2011. It gives a specific point of view on how the 1st, 2nd and 3rd generations of migrants take part in the Flamish society.
At the request of the Flemish Government and European Funds of integration, the University of Ghent carried out a quantitative and qualitative study for better determining the migration of the partners of the non-European nationals towards Flanders and Brussels
Migrants from third countries represent around four percent of the total EU population. The
composition of EU's population is thus changing. This leads to new conditions for social cohesion and government response to public concerns.